NW Bergen History Coalition Dinner Program on World War I on October 25
A hundred years ago, Woodrow Wilson was running for re-election on the slogan: “I kept us out of the war.” The majority of Americans were isolationist, and since the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, Wilson had worked hard to get Germany to sign an agreement respecting the rights of neutral countries. But just five months after the 1916 election, America entered World War I.
On Tuesday, October 25 at 6 P.M., the NW Bergen History Coalition will present a program at the Ramapo College Pavilion featuring a presentation on “The American Home Front During World War I” by Ramapo College Professor, Dr. Carter Jones Meyer. A Ramapo history student will be at each table.
Come hear an insightful presentation by Dr. Meyer about why Wilson changed his mind and the steps the U.S. Government took to unify America in order to win the war, from the propaganda efforts of the Committee on Public Information to the Espionage and Sedition Acts that challenged the democratic concept of freedom.
Dr. Meyer is a graduate of Skidmore College and Brown University and has taught at Ramapo since 1992. She is the recipient of the Bischoff Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Reservations are limited. Tickets are $40. For information, call Kay Yeomans, 201-327-2236, or stop by The Hermitage or the Mahwah Museum to pick up a reservation form. The NW Bergen History Coalition is made up of museums and historical societies from 11 towns: Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Mahwah, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, and Wyckoff.
Photo: Dr. Carter Jones Meyer, Professor of History at Ramapo College, will address guests of the NW Bergen History Coalition at a dinner on Tuesday, October 25.