2017 Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture and Annual Meeting - The State Historical Society of Missouri

Event Date: 10/7/2017
Location: Courtyard by Marriott Conference Center
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description: After four years of fighting and 36 million casualties, a Missourian helped end the Great War nearly 100 years ago. The American Expeditionary Forces led by General John J. Pershing cut through German lines and changed the course of the First World War. Join New York Times bestselling author Andrew Carroll on October 7 for an intimate look at the only man other than George Washington that Congress has called the "General of the Armies of the United States." The 1 p.m. presentation at the Courtyard by Marriott and Conference Center in Columbia will delve into Carroll's most recent publication, My Fellow Soldiers. At 11 a.m. the business meeting, also at the Courtyard Marriott, will celebrate outstanding scholarship related to Missouri history. Attendees will hear highlights from SHSMO's past year. Speaker Author Andrew Carroll has spent a lifetime supporting literacy, sharing poetry, and preserving wartime correspondence. Letters of a Nation: A Collection of Extraordinary American Letters and War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars landed him on the New York Times bestsellers list. His most recent publication My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win The Great War is lauded as "a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, with General John Pershing featured prominently in the foreground." Carroll, who lives in Washington, DC, is the director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University and executive director of the American Poetry and Literacy Project, a national nonprofit that promotes literacy and encourages a greater public awareness of poetry. Registration Online registration is open for the luncheon. You may also RSVP by phone at 573.882.7083 or by mail. Please reserve a place for yourself and additional attendees by September 25: $35 members, $45 nonmembers. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after that date. All other events are free and open to the public. If you would prefer to register by mail or by fax, please download the form and send it with payment to SHSMO, Attn: Annual Meeting, 1020 Lowry St., Columbia, MO 65201, or fax it to 573.884.4950. If you are only attending the 1 p.m. public program, RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Books Featured books will be for sale at the event, and a signing will immediately follow the lecture. Please contact 573.882.7083 or contact@shsmo.org about preordering the titles below. My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War ($27) War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars ($18) Both titles for the special SHSMO member rate of $40 Schedule 11 a.m. Business Meeting and Annual Report Including the presentation of the Book, Article, and Dissertation Awards 12 p.m. Luncheon – Registration Required Beginning with the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award 1 p.m. Center for Missouri Studies Fall Lecture – RSVP Appreciated Featuring New York Times bestselling author Andrew
Columbia, MO
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