6.1/ Suffolk County Historical Society: Camp Upton / WW New York — June 22


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Camp Upton Centennial: WWI NY

Thursday, June 22, 20176:00 PM
Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes wine & cheese, book sale & signing,
& admission to current exhibits

RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100

Author Kevin C. Fitzpatrick of the World War I Centennial Commission will discuss his new book on the New York experience during World War I, with a concentration on the opening of Camp Upton in 1917. This event includes a book sale & signing.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR  Kevin C. Fitzpatrick has written and edited seven books with ties to New York history, including World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War (Globe Pequot) and The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide (Lyons Press). Fitzpatrick served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1984 to 1989 and moved to New York in 1991. He is a licensed sightseeing guide and has been leading walking tours since 1999. Fitzpatrick is a World War I reenactor and belongs to the WWI Centennial Committee for New York City. He resides in Manhattan. Visit FitzpatrickAuthor.com for more information.

ABOUT THE BOOK  In time for the centennial of America’s entry into the Great War, World War I New York is the first guidebook to the traces of the conflict in the region. Part I locates dozens of locations in the five boroughs of New York City—as well as on Long Island and in New Jersey—that played a part during World War I. Part II documents some of the beautiful and poignant memorials, monuments, and tributes that communities and bereaved family members erected in the year following the war. The book contains nearly 200 World War I locations and is fully illustrated with a dozen maps and 140 photos. 

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Suffolk County Historical Society’s  Book & Bottle Lecture Series

The Suffolk County Historical Society hosts lectures and book discussions by noted local historians and authors on subjects related to Long Island’s rich history. Lectures are held in our beautiful Noel J. Gish Gallery.

Visit our website for our complete event schedule.

www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org

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www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

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