Previewing My Talk on World War I Memorials

I’ll be down in New Ulm, Minnesota this Thursday evening giving a free lecture as part of the city’s centennial series on World War I. A German-American enclave in the southern part of the state, New Ulm had a difficult experience of the war, with its municipal leadership suspected of sedition by the state. You can learn more about that topic next month at the Brown County Historical Society, when the new “Loyalty and Dissent” exhibit opens.

But I won’t plan to say much about that history. Instead, I’ll return to one of my favorite topics: war commemoration. If you can’t see for yourself at 7pm in the New Ulm Public Library, I understand that a filmed version will eventually air on local cable. (If I can, I’ll post that here.)

But for a sneak peek… Here are a few of the photos from my WWI travels that I’ll be talking about.