Our Town Theatre presents:
World War I Canteen
Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 pm, Our Town Theatre and Ruth Enlow
Library will co-host a program honoring Garrett County’s veterans at the theatre.
The canteen will begin with a Presentation of the Colors, with the American Legion’s
Color Guard, and the service songs will be played to honor each branch of the armed forces.
Venessa Stacy will host readings of letters from Garrett County soldiers serving during World War I.
Western Maryland Historical Library’s digital collections will be briefly introduced. A
computer will be set up at the event, so after the program, audience members may learn how to navigate the website to access primary sources like the letters written by Garrett County soldiers to their families back home.
The keynote speaker is Matt Borders, an historian from the National Park Service,
whose topic will be “World War I Pilots and Planes.” Mr. Borders has researched World War I extensively and will invite questions after his audiovisual presentation.
OTT Board Member Judy Bertsch will entertain with period songs at the conclusion of the program, and light refreshments will be served. To participate, please call OTT for reservations: 301-334-5640.