Events for February

WWI & AMERICA OPENING

Thursday - February 1, 2018

February 1st, 7pm, at the Loudonville Public Library. Come and experience the opening of World War I and America, the largest exhibition that the Loudonville Public Library has presented to date. The exhibit will be officially opened by the American Legion Color Guard, followed by readings from “World War I and America: Told by the American Who Lived it.” Explore a variety of displays on the main level before passing through the Hall of Soldiers and entering the World War I trench where the traveling exhibit and others can be viewed. Refreshments will be served with some added choices of items that would have been eaten by soldiers during the war. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

WWI & AMERICA

Thursday - February 1, 2018

February 1st-28th. The Loudonville Public Library and The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum have partnered together to bring WWI and America history to life, all month long.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit www.loudonvillelibrary.org

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Thursday - February 1, 2018

February 1-4, at The Ohio Theatre. The Mohican Community Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias." This play is about the bond amongst a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. Times vary. Visit the website for more information.

For more information call 419-994-3750 or visit https://www.theohiotheatre.com/

WWI & AMERICA - EXHIBIT TOURS

Saturday - February 3, 2018

Colleen Sandusky, event coordinator and/or local veterans will share insight into the displays of World War I items, local newspapers from the time period, propaganda posters, Hall of Soldiers, which features every local soldier who participated in the conflict, and a tour through the World War I and America Exhibit centered in the interpretive trench of World War I. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

WWI & AMERICA - GENEALOGY SERIES

Tuesday - February 6, 2018

February 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th. Every Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 pm in February families can learn the basics of genealogy searching and finding military records. These programs will focus on WWI, but skills can be applied to other wars and family searches. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

DEAR HOME: LETTERS FROM WWI

Tuesday - February 6, 2018

February 6th, 7pm, at Loudonville Public Library. The film Dear Home: Letters from WWI, a History Channel documentary (50 mins.) will share a poignant perspective of the war through the personal writings of its participants. There will be light refreshments and a short discussion of the importance of letter writing to soldiers and their families. If you have a personal letter from any war period that you would like to share please feel free to bring it along. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

WWI POSTERS: FOR THE HEARTS & MINDS OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

Saturday - February 10, 2018

February 10th, 2pm, at the Loudonville Public Library. Susan Talbot-Stanaway, retired Director of the Zanesville Museum of Art, will describe the posters, which were created during World War I to engage and rally support on the home front, as works of art and propaganda. There will be a selection of posters on display. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

Tuesday - February 13, 2018

February 13th, 7pm, at The Ohio Theatre. The Academy Award winning film All Quiet on the Western Front will be shown at the Ohio Theater in downtown Loudonville (2 hrs. 12 mins.). The screening will be preceded by vintage news reel footage from World War I. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

"THE BEAUTY AND THE SORROW"

Friday - February 16, 2018

February 16th, 11am, at the Loudonville Public Library. A book discussion of "The Beauty and the Sorrow" by Peter England. Discussion of this true life story is open to all and will feature a veteran special guest speaker. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

WWI & AMERICA EXHIBIT TOURS

Saturday - February 17, 2018

February 17th, at the Loudonville Public Library. Colleen Sandusky, event coordinator and/or local veterans will share insight into the displays of World War I items, local newspapers from the time period, propaganda posters, Hall of Soldiers, which features every local soldier who participated in the conflict, and a tour through the World War I and America Exhibit centered in the interpretive trench of World War I. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

THE AMERICAN FLAG, LONG MAY IT WAVE

Saturday - February 17, 2018

February 17th, 11am, at the Loudonville Public Library. Loudonville American Legion Post 257 will demonstrate the proper handling of the United States flag, including when it should be flown, how to dispose of the flag when it is torn and how to fold the flag properly. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

SERGEANT YORK

Monday - February 19, 2018

Frebruary 19, 7pm, at The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum. Ken Hammontree will portray Sgt. Alvin York, one of the most decorated soldiers of WWI. York led a daring attack on a machine gun nest, killing 25 and capturing 132 German troops. French Marshal Ferdinand Foch hailed it as "the greatest thing accomplished by any soldier." Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-4050 or visit www.crfmuseum.com

GRAND ILLUSION (1937)

Tuesday - February 20, 2018

February 20th, 7pm, at The Ohio Theatre. Screening of WWI news reels and this classic French film (English subtitles) will be followed by a discussion lead by Dr. Greg Shaya, Wooster College. This film runs 1 hour and 57 minutes. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

SOWING SEEDS OF VICTORY

Saturday - February 24, 2018

February 24th, 2pm, at The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum. Kenny Libben, Curator of the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum will be discussing how the massive need for food on the front impacted those at home. Free and open to the public.

For more information call 419-994-5531 or visit loudonvillelibrary.org

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