World War I in Anoka County

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Rum River Library
Rum River Library - Meeting Room A & B

Event Details

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. ACHS remembers those who fought overseas, and those who worked hard at home to support their absent family members. Learn about a local Anoka High School nurse, Theresa Ericksen, who went overseas to help injured soldiers and was later an important catalyst for the creation of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. A group of Anoka High School students and teachers, concerned about alumni serving in the military, started the Sammie Backers Club to make sure that those soldiers got regular mail from home. With WWI now a hundred years removed from the present, how do we teach our children about the history of this conflict?  Presented by the Anoka County Historical Society.  This program is made possible by the Minnesota Art and Cultural Heritage Fund
Event Type(s): Legacy Amendment, Genealogy/History
Age Group(s): Adult

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