Museum to host WWI lecture

| March 25, 2014

COSHOCTON – One hundred years ago on July 28th, Austria-Hungry declared war on Serbia, the formal beginning of the Great War. Over 70 million military personnel including 60 million Europeans were mobilized over the following five years. The total number of military and civilian casualties was over 37 million. With 16 million of those casualties resulting in death, WWI is ranked among the deadliest conflicts in human history. At 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum will present World War I: The Powers and their Soldiers. Speaker Michael Schoenfeld will give an overview, identifying major elements such as causes, alliances and the assassination of the Archduke. Schoenfeld will also describe fighting methods with emphasis on the common soldier.

Schoenfeld has spent years collecting World War I artifacts. Through the process he has dug deeper into the underlying conflicts of the war as well as early 20th century fighting procedures and techniques. Schoenfeld will share some of his collection pieces during the talk.

The program is free with museum admission: Adults, $4; students, $3. The museum is open 1 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. For information contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 622-8710 or e-mail [email protected]. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. in Roscoe Village. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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