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Edward J. Cashin Memorial Woodrow Wilson Lecture

“1918: War and Peace” WWI Symposium

Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, 2018

Join Historic Augusta as we commemorate the end of the First World War with a series of events on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, 2018.

Friday, November 9

12:00 PM: The weekend begins with a screening of Richard Attenborough’s antiwar film, Oh! What a Lovely War at the Morris Museum of Art. This oddball British musical comedy includes Maggie Smith, Laurence Oliver, and John Lennon, among many others. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. FREE

6:00 PM: Dan Kamin, renowned comedian and mime who trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in “Chaplin” and Johnny Depp for his Golden Globe-nominated performance in “Benny and Joon” will present “Charlie Chaplin’s Red Letter Days” as the Edward J. Cashin Memorial Woodrow Wilson Lecture. Using colorful images, music, and film from the period, this entertaining and informative program will explore Chaplin’s fame, his iconic Tramp character, and how he electrified Augusta in 1918 with a live appearance to sell liberty bonds. $10, followed by a free screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “Shoulder Arms”. Please click here to purchase tickets.

Saturday, November 10

Please join us at The Morris Museum of Art, located at 1 Tenth St, 2nd Floor, Augusta, GA 30901, for a morning symposium. This event is free and open to the public.

9:00 AM: Coffee

9:30 AM: “Searching for Peace through War: The Odyssey of Woodrow Wilson.” Dr. Hubert van Tuyll

Hubert P. van Tuyll is professor of history at Augusta University. He is the author or co-author of seven books, most recently one on the Belgian-Dutch conflict at Versailles, and In Their Own Words, which is about Augusta’s World War II veterans. His wife Debra is professor of communication at AU.

10:45 AM: “Augusta in WWI: From Hancock, to France, and Remembrance.” Dr. Steven Rauch

Steven J. Rauch has been a military historian for the US Army Signal Corps since 2002. From 2003 – 2014 he served as an adjunct professor at Augusta State University where he taught American History and US military history courses. He is a retired Army logistics officer and his final military assignment was as Assistant Professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College where he taught courses about the evolution of modern warfare and World War I.

12:00 PM: Selected Readings by Dr. James Garvey

1:00 PM: Guest are invited to participate in the Veteran’s ceremony at Hero’s Overlook, located at 530 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901

The symposium’s participating organizations include the Augusta Museum of History, The Augusta Richmond County Historical Society, the Center for the Study of Georgia History, Historic Augusta, Inc., the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Morris Museum of Art. This symposium is made possible in part by the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta University.