Session 2: Thursday, April 27 Apres le Deluge:  How World War I Transformed the Jewish People, 1919-1932 World War I significantly impacted Jewish life around the world.  It resulted in the collapse of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian Empires, each with a major Jewish population. The break up of the Czarist Empire led to the founding of the USSR and the founding of an independent Poland,...

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This program will focus on the contributions made to the art of illustration by Stanley Arthurs, one of Howard Pyle’s most able protégés. In the nearly eight decades since his death, Arthurs has drifted out of the public memory. The presenter will discuss Arthurs’ life and resurrect the artist to his rightful place by discussing the scope of his career and his connection to Howard Pyle....

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May 4 – Thursday – 7 p.m. Author Talk: “The Monopolists” Mary Pilon will explore the history of the board game Monopoly. This author talk is based off of Pilon’s New York Times bestseller, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal behind the World’s Favorite Board Game. Pilon is an award-winning journalist whose book has recently been translated into several languages and...

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This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details: http://www.destateparks.com/PARK/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp  Free admission! Something new every month! Discover Delaware's Capital

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This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details: http://www.destateparks.com/PARK/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp  Free admission! Something new every month! Discover Delaware's Capital

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Harvard historian Jane Kamensky looks through the eyes of painter John Singleton Copley to reveal an unknown American Revolution. Drawn from Kamensky's riveting new book A Revolution in Color, the talk brings Copley's world and art to life, while exploring the fraught relationships between liberty and slavery, duty and ambition, legacy and posterity: tensions that shaped Copley's...

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Leading scholars discuss the interconnectedness and contemporary resonance of the major world events of 1917 and the themes of immigration, revolution, and Zionism. Featured speakers to-date include:  Jennifer D. Keene,Professor and Chair, Chapman University (1917 exhibition advisor)  Tony Michels, George L. Mosse Professor of American Jewish History, University of Wisconsin-Madison(1917...

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