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100th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles Lecture, Exhibit & Reception

100th Anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles Lecture, Exhibit & Reception
Oct
18

Friday, October 18, 6:30pm

John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion

For six months in 1919, Vance McCormick, former mayor of Harrisburg, was President Woodrow Wilson’s official representative to the Versailles Peace Conference that ended World War I.  McCormick kept a personal journal of his activities and observations while he was traveling to, and participating in, the peace conference.

This lecture, led by Dr. Michael Barton, will look at Vance’s journal.  Dr. Barton will also discuss Vance’s recommendations on reparations from the Germans.

The exhibit will feature striking mementos that Vance brought back from the conference.  It’s fair to say that no Harrisburger was more involved in world history than Vance was at Versailles.

The seated reception will feature champagne and wine as well as French hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

HSDC Member / Non-Member: $20 / $25 per person

Seating is limited

Please call 717-233-3462 or email director@dauphincountyhistory.org to reserve your seat

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