Wartime rationing, travel restrictions, censorship, ethnic discrimination, forced registration, surrender of person property—all these sound ominously un-American, but all were accepted as a part of daily life right here in Anoka County during what would become known as the Great War, or WWI. 2014 marks the centennial of that conflict that cost the world nearly 117 million lives with a goal of making the world “Safe For Democracy.” Find out more about how it changed life right here at home in this lively slide presentation featuring stories and photographs from our own home county.
This free program is offered in partnership with Anoka County Historical Society and is funded with money from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Call 763-717-3267 for more information.
Event Type(s): Genealogy/History, Legacy Amendment
Age Group(s): All Ages