Greater Hartford and the Great War: Sacrifice and Service during WWI Exhibition
September 21 - November 4Free
This unique show presents greater Hartford’s hometown heroes and heroines who served and sacrificed here and abroad while their families, neighbors and supporting businesses contributed greatly on the home front. Their selfless dedication and devotion to our country is chronicled in over 50 moving black and white images.
East Hartford native and local historian Thomas P. Hogan shares his remarkable depth of knowledge, intensive research and personal insights, which bring to life the stories and compelling documents about which few are familiar.
Even life-long residents will experience some “aha” moments, walking through the extensive collection of named service men and women. You may discover a long lost relative!
Opening Reception & Fundraiser is Thursday, September 28th –> Click Here for details.
Images featured in the exhibit have been reproduced from the collections of the Library of Congress, National Archives, CT State Library, The Historical Society of East Hartford, Personal Collection of Thomas P. Hogan, The Hartford Courant, The Town of East Hartford, The Raymond Library, East Hartford’s Share in the World War by Daniel D. Bidwell and CT Fights by Daniel W. Strickland.
About Thomas P. Hogan
Tom Hogan was born and raised in East Hartford and has lived here most of his life. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Hartford in 1981 and he served as an officer in the Connecticut Army National Guard. Tom’s interest in U.S. military history and his affection for his hometown led him to research East Hartford’s experience during the First World War.