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Flushing: To Honor Fallen Heroes Book Talk: Presented by Author James E. Haas

November 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

$3 – $5

On Veterans Day, Mr. Haas will discuss his most recent effort, To Honor Fallen Heroes: How a Small, German-American Village in New York City Experienced the Great War – a historical study of more than six hundred fifty men from College Point, Queens who served in the Army: Navy, Marine Corps and the Merchant Marines during WWI.

College Point was primarily a town settled by working class people of German origin, and subsequently known as a place where well-to-do New Yorkers used to spend their leisure time away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Join us for a conversation with book author James E. Haas, discussing how this small Queens town and its residents were affected by World War I.

 

About the author:

James E. Haas has written four books on the history of College Point the first titled, This Gunner at His Piece: College Point, NY and the Civil War with Biographies of the Men Who Served. It was followed by Conrad Poppenhusen: The Life of a German-American Industrial Pioneer and St. Fidelis Parish in College Point, NY: The First Seventy-Five Years, 1856-1931.  Born and raised in College Point, and a graduate of St. John’s University, he lives with his wife Lynne in Severna Park, Maryland.

Details

Date:
November 11
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$3 – $5
Website:
https://queenshistoricalsociety.org/events/to-honor-fallen-heroes-book-talk/

Organizer

Queens Historical Society
Phone:
7189390647
Email:
info@queenshistoricalsociety.org
Website:
https://queenshistoricalsociety.org/

Venue

Queens Historical Society
14335 37th Avenue
Flushing, 11354
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Phone:
(718) 939-0647
Website:
https://queenshistoricalsociety.org/