This project was made possible with generous support from California Humanities, a partner of the NEH. 

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Over Here:

2.   Events

Harold Granger (T)

and Lauren Moody (B)

Amy Lita Brockington

1.   The Project


Although the battlefields of World War I were far from rural Nevada County, its residents were deeply engaged in the war’s issues and the challenges it presented.  The war was the most consequential event of the 20th century, yet it has almost faded from modern memory. Over Here: Nevada County’s Experience of World War I is a multifaceted program designed to reconnect our community to this transformational event in our nation’s history.  Our program is scheduled to coincide with the worldwide commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice between Germany and the Allies that brought and end to the fighting of the Western Front on November 11, 1918.

Over Here: Nevada County’s Experience of World War I is funded by a grant from California Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).



Lest We Forget: Remembering Nevada County’s Men and Women of World War I-Linda K. Jack
When: October 18, 2018, 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Rd., Nevada City, CA
Host: Nevada County Historical Society
Free

The Yanks are Coming-
Gage McKinney
When: November 4, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: North Star House, 12075 Auburn Rd., Grass Valley, CA
Host: North Star Conservancy
Free

World War I and the Making of the Modern Middle East,
Professor Marwan Hanania, San Diego Mesa College
When: November 9, 2018, 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Rd., Nevada City, CA
Host: Nevada County Historical Society
Free

Soldiers Unknown-A Graphic Novel of California’s Native Americans in WW I,
Chag Lowry
When: November 17, 2018, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where:  Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA
Hosts: Nevada County Library & Nevada County Historical Society
Free

Music to Unite a Nation: Songs of World War I and The Story of Ernestine Schumann-Heink
When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 6:30-9:00 PM
Where: Foothill Events Center, 400 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA
Hosts:  Nevada County Historical Society, Music in the Mountains, InConcert Sierra, Center for the Arts, Miners Foundry Cultural Center, The Foothill Events Center, Camerata California, the Union, KNCO and KNCO.
Ticket $25, Veterans free with reservation


Exhibits


The Art of War-Window Pop Up Gallery
When: November 1-30, 2018
Where: 206 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA
Hosts: Grass Valley Historical Commission, Grass Valley Downtown Business Association & Nevada County Historical Society
Free

Humanitarians on the Home Front
When: November 1-30, 2018, Library Hours
Where: Foyer, Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA
Host: Nevada County Historical Society
Free

Wake Up, America!
When: November 5-December 31, 2018, 8-5:00, M-F
Where: Eric W. Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA
Host: Nevada County Historical Society
Free






Special Veterans Day Events


U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Luncheon
When: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 PM
Where: Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

The public is cordially invited to the U.S. Marine Corps 243rd Birthday and WWI Centennial Celebration Luncheon.  Doors open at 10:00 AM, ceremony at 12:00 PM, lunch at 12:30 PM.  Entertainment will be provided by the Nevada Union High School Band and Roseville’s’ John Adams Academy Choir.

Veterans Day Celebration
When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
Where: Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

A traditional Veterans Day celebration will begin at 10:00 AM.  The ceremony will be dedicated to the Vets of WW II.   The “Sisters in Song “ will perform songs of the Andrew Sisters from the 1940’s.  There will be a special WWII speaker and all the normal events: 21 gun salute, Taps, bag piper, color guard, and service songs to recognize all the services and Vet attendees.  The service will last 1 hour and end exactly at 11:00 AM per tradition.  Lunch in the Hall will be served following the celebration.  Guests should arrive no later than 9:30 AM to facilitate parking and seating.  

Grass Valley Memorial Park Events
When: Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1:00 PM
Where:  350 Race St, Grass Valley, CA 95945

The Marine Corps League Detachment #885 will dedicate a new section of the All Veterans Memorial Wall that honors veterans living or deceased who served during war or peace.  Terry McLaughlin will be the featured speaker.  Following the dedication Will Buck of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2655 Banner Mountain Post will describe some of the monuments in the park dedicated to veterans.



Albert Pinkhman

Nevada County's Experience of World War I

Contact Us


161 Nevada City Hwy, Nevada City, CA 95959

info@nevadacountyhistory.org

(530) 264-7569


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