Local politics during the ‘Great War’
Nearly 100 years ago, the United States entered World War I, declaring war against Germany.
Hundreds of soldiers from Waupaca and its surrounding areas joined the cause, taking their places in the “Great War.”
At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, author and historian Michael Eckers will present, “The Great War: Before, After and Waupaca’s Part,” at the Holly History and Genealogy Center.
The program centers on the political atmosphere before and after the war and also features the 32nd or Red Arrow Division, which included many Waupaca area residents.
Eckers will also present “The American Civil War” at the Waupaca Area Public Library’s Lunch and Learn earlier that day.
The program is free and presented by the Waupaca Historical Society.
It will take place in the lower-level Cynthia Holly Meeting Room at 321 S. Main St., Waupaca.
Refreshments will be provided.