Garst Museum hosts free Veterans Day program

Staff report

GREENVILLE — Garst Museum will host a Veterans Day program, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.

Wright State University professor Dr. Jonathan Winkler will speak on the causes and start of World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of America’s declaration of war on Germany and entrance into the war.

Winkler serves as chairman of the Department of History at Wright State University as well as serving as an associate professor. He earned an A.B. degree from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College and a Doctor of Philosophy from Yale University. He has also studied at Capital University, the University of Edinburgh and the University of Salamanca.

Winkler has written several books, including “Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I,” which was published by Harvard University Press. He is an expert on U.S. foreign relations throughout history, military and naval history, international history and strategic thought in the modern era. He has also lectured before the American Philosophical Society and at the National Security Agency.

The program will also include the introduction of a temporary exhibit featuring Darke County WWI veteran Cecil Hartman.

All lectures are free and open to the public. However, regular admission will apply to tour the exhibit and museum.

Staff report