History series schedules season

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center announces its schedule for the 2017-2018 season of Second Saturdays speakers’ series. All presentations take place at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St., Plymouth and will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Sept. 9 - Michael Jacobs - On the Home Front - WWI - Patriotism surged in America after our entry into World War I. Volunteerism efforts not only boosted morale at home and abroad, but also provided necessary financial and manpower support for the war effort. The United States home front during World War I saw a systematic mobilization of the country’s entire population and economy to produce the soldiers, food supplies, ammunitions and money necessary to win the war.

Although the United States did not enter the war until April 1917, there had been very little planning. Confusion was high at the beginning. One major success was the U.S. food program, output was expanded, waste was reduced, and both the home front and the Allies received more food. There were ‘wheatless Wednesdays’ and ‘meatless Tuesdays’ due to poor harvests in 1916 and 1917, there were ‘fuelless Mondays’ and ‘gasless Sundays’ to preserve coal and gasoline.

The complete 2017-2018 schedule follows:

Oct. 14 - Melanie McManus - Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail.

Nov. 11 - Jerry Apps - The Land.

Dec. 9 - John Eastberg - Three generations of Milwaukee’s Pabst family and Mansions of Milwaukee’s Prospect Avenue.

Jan. 13, 2018 - Rochelle Pennington - The Hidden History Behind Charles Dickens Writing A Christmas Carol.

Feb. 10, 2018 - Jim Willaert - Anything and Everything Wade House.

March 10, 2018 - Matthew Kadow - The 75th Anniversary of the U.S.S. Cobia.

April 14, 2018 - Dennis Mc- Cann - This Storied River, A Tour of the Upper Mississippi River.

May 12, 2018 - Mary Bergin - Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook and filmmaker Holly De Ruyter’s Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club documentary.

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