Please join us next Tuesday, August 8th, at 6:00 p.m. for a program commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United State’s involvement in World War I.
A brawl in Galeton, a zeppelin sighting near Emporium, five men blown to smithereens in a Sinnemahoning powder plant explosion rumored to be related to sabotage, fear and suspicion in German-American communities (like Germania!). These newsworthy items and more filled Potter County town talk and newspapers as World War I exploded across the global stage a century ago. Potter County historian David Castano will fill in the details of these events as he share with us how our involvement in World War I directly affected Potter County.
Castano will bring World War I artifacts from the Potter County Historical Society for “Show and Tell”, including a shell fired during the Battle of Verdun, World War I helmets, a gas mask, nursing medals, an American pilot’s uniform, an enlisted men’s tunic and puttees, and lists of Potter County men serving in the war with details of their service.