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Sync Call for Wednesday June 8 at 12pm EDT

News at a Glance

1. New Online blog called “Pennsylvanians at War”

2. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport receive award from Michelle Obama

3. President Barack Obama announces Tod Sedgwick appointment to WW1CC

4. Education Resources Newsletter Announced

5. Participation with EAA AirVenture 2016 air show announced

Read more below!


Sync Call Minutes
June 08, 2016

Update from the States

The State Museum of Pennsylvania in partnership with other museums and historical societies in Pennsylvania are working together on WWI Commemorative events and programs.
Developing an online blog called “Pennsylvanians at War” that will feature information about Pennsylvania organizations are doing to commemorate the two World Wars anniversaries as well as highlight collections.  Up later this summer.
All Pennsylvanians that served in WWI can now be esearched in RG-19.91 World War I Veterans Service and Compensation File on-line at Ancestry.com.
Upcoming exhibits:
1) USS Pennsylvania display (relating to both WWI & WWII) opening at The Pennsylvania State Museum in December 2016
2) World War I poster exhibit from the collection of the PA State Archives opening at The State Museum in Spring 1917
And also in Pennsylvania, to Coincide with the centenary of America’s involvement with the war, World War I and American Art at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will be the first major exhibition devoted to exploring the ways in which American artists reacted to the First World War. The exhibition will run from November 04, 2016 to April 09, 2017.
The exhibition includes numerous high-profile loans, among them, John Singer Sargent’s monumental painting, Gassed: The Dressing Station at Le Bac-de-Sud, on the Doullens-Arras Road, August 1918 (1919), from the Imperial War Museums in London. This painting, which has not been seen in the United States since 1999, was part of a commission to demonstrate British-American cooperation during the war.

North Carolina
NC Dept. of Transportation Wildflower Program:
Images Bachelor’s Button from the NCDOT Wildflower Program.  One contains red poppy (Flanders Poppy) and Bachelor’s Button in the same photo.  It will serve as an indication of what the combination beds will look like.   Cheers!
Thanks so much to Commissioner Jerry Hester who is the lead on these two state committees.

Congratulations are due to The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport, MI. Our Mississippi partners and state volunteers, Tonya Hayes and Carol Lynn Meadows
The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for Children was a 2016 recipient of the Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor.  The Institute of Museum and Library services award the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center the
2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The First Lady of the United States presented the award last week

Congratulations to WINGS Performing Arts and the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for receiving this award.  And thanks so much for all the work you are doing to commemorate the centennial of WWI in Mississippi!
State outreach Collaboration Call
We’ll take a break for the month of July and reconvene on August 4th.

News and Announcements

New Commissioner appointed
President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Tod Sedgwick – Member, World War I Centennial Commission
Tod Sedgwick is a Fellow at the Transatlantic Center at The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, positions he has held since 2015.  Mr. Sedgwick previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the Slovak Republic from 2010 to 2015.

New Summer 2016 Interns!
We have a lot of new interns for the Summer! So far we would like to welcome Sarah, Adam, Mike, Kate, Jack, Mackensie, and Elizabeth to the team. We ran them through orientation last week and have them working full steam ahead now. Next week, we’ll pick up five more interns, so stay tuned for that!

Education Newsletter
The United States World War One Centennial Commission and the National World War I Museum & Memorial have come together with partners, including the Department of Education, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, HISTORY Channel, and the American Battle Monuments Commission, to pool their education resources about World War I into a bi-monthly education eNewsletter and an easy-to-navigate online collection.
Starting officially on June 21, each issue of the newsletter will focus on a different topic related to the First World War and will include an extensive selection of articles, lessons, teaching guidelines and primary sources that you can freely use, arriving in your inbox on the third Tuesday of every other month.

Upcoming Events:

EAA AirVenture- Oshkosh, WI
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. Largest aviation show in the world.
The EAA AirVenture Airshow will take place July 25-31 and the  2016 focus this year is WWI.  This is huge, week long event with 700,000 + of attendees and dozens of defense contractors.
We will have a booth set up for the week.. Our Commissioners have daily speaking roles in two different amphitheaters that seat 2500 +.
Let us know if you plan to attend and can help us at our booth! We’ll be selling WWI CC merchandise, etc.  contact me, Meredith Carr, if you plan to be at the EAA AirVenture Airshow July 25-31.

National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park

The guys are slated to be back in Washington for more regulatory agency meetings the week of June 20th.  They are hard at work.
You can also check out the new section of the national web site that features the National WWI Memorial Project. You can get to it by going to WW1CC.org/memorial

The Great War Channel

Alright, as always, The Great War Channel on youtube has several great new videos up this week. New episodes come out every Thursday.  Newest videos include:

  • The Battle of Jutland - Royal Navy vs. German Imperial Navy I THE GREAT WAR Week 97

  • Russia's Finest General - Aleksei Brusilov I WHO DID WHAT IN WW1?

The Great War Project:  Mike Shuster



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