The upcoming programs for the monthly history program series, held in the McGuire room at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere Ave, will take place on the third Saturday of every month instead of the third Sunday. We are avoiding some conflicts with major holidays, and we’d love to see you there — same time, different day. 1:00-3:00.
Kathy Firestone – The Maritime History of Greilickville
Richard Fidler – How Schools Changed: Traverse City Public: A Case Study
Russ Soyring – Traverse City Planner
Joyeux Noel – The Christmas Truce of 1914 and the End of Innocence
Brian McCall will focus on the first months of fighting that culminated with the fabled cease-fire that ended the first year of the Great War and how it still resonates with us today, more than a century after the US entered the War in 1917. World War I has received increased attention and study in the past five years, including the 2018 release of the Peter Jackson documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old”.
Brian McCall has been a member of the Interlochen Arts Academy faculty since 1998 and also has served since 2003 as an adjunct instructor in American History at both Northwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University.