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Sept. 13-Free program: The Fighting Man in the Great War

September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Please join us on September 13th for the first of four talks to celebrate the 100th anniversary of
World War I.

Reenactor and military collector John Niemiec will discuss a brief history of the events that led to the “war to end all wars” and will display examples of the uniforms and equipment of U.S. and German combatants, along with other memorabilia of the conflict.

Niemiec grew up hearing the stories of veterans of the Great War and reading about the exploits of doughboys and early military aviators, sparking a life-long fascination with the Great War. In his early 20s he began collecting WWI artifacts and uniforms, outfitting himself, and displaying his collection at “soldier shows,” historic sites, and schools.

An active reenactor since 1962 when a high school teacher involved him in a Civil War artillery unit, Niemiec has since expanded into many time periods including the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, WWII and most recently, Ancient Rome.

John served in the US Navy and Marines from 1965 to 1970, including a 13-month tour in Viet Nam. He has recently retired from a 35 year career with the New Jersey Department of Revenue.

All are welcome to this free program; RSVP is appreciated to: Cindy Warrick at mailto:cwarrick@njstatelib.orgor 609-278-2640 ext. 172.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Details

Date:
September 13, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
www.njstatelib.org

Venue

New Jersey State Library
185 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Phone:
609-278-2640
Website:
www.njstatelib.org

Organizer

Cindy Warrick, Sr. Public Information Asst.
Phone:
609-278-2640
Email:
cwarrick@njstatelib.org
Website:
www.njstatelib.org