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To Honor Fallen Heroes

Sunday, November 11, 2018

2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.

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On Veterans Day, Mr. Haas will discuss his most recent effort  – To Honor Fallen Heroes: How a Small, German-American Village in New York City Experienced the Great War – a historical study of more than 650 men from College Point, Queens who served in the Army: Navy, Marine Corps, and the Merchant Marines during WWI.

College Point was primarily a town settled by working-class people of German origin, and subsequently known as a place where well-to-do New Yorkers used to spend their leisure time away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Join us for a conversation with book author James E. Haas, discussing how this small Queens town and its residents were affected by World War I.

About the author
James E. Haas has written four books on the history of College Point the first titled, This Gunner at His Piece: College Point, NY and the Civil War with Biographies of the Men Who Served. It was followed by Conrad Poppenhusen: The Life of a German-American Industrial Pioneer and St. Fidelis Parish in College Point, NY: The First Seventy-Five Years, 1856-1931. Born and raised in College Point, and a graduate of St. John’s University, he lives with his wife Lynne in Severna Park, Maryland.

 

Location

143-35 37th Avenue
Queens
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Cost

$5 ($3 for Students and Seniors, Free for Members)

Event Organizer

Queens Historical Society at Kingsland Homestead

Contact Number

(718) 939-0647

Categories

History, Talks, Veterans Day

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