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WWI Focus Of NW Bergen History Coalition Dinner In Mahwah

Why did Woodrow Wilson change his mind about WWI? Find out at a dinner program at Ramapo College.
Why did Woodrow Wilson change his mind about WWI? Find out at a dinner program at Ramapo College. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

MAHWAH, N.J. — Join the NW Bergen History Coalition for a dinner program on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Ramapo College Pavilion in Mahwah about Woodrow Wilson and World War I.

“The American Home Front During World War I” will be presented by Ramapo College Professor Carter Jones Meyer at 6 p.m. A Ramapo history student will be at each table.

Woodrow Wilson ran his re-election on the slogan: “I kept us out of the war” but just five months after the 1916 election, America entered World War I.

Meyer’s presentation will cover why Wilson changed his mind and the steps the U.S. government took to unify America in order to win the war. Discussed will be the efforts of the Committee on Public Information, to the Espionage and Sedition Acts that challenged the democratic concept of freedom.

Meyer is a graduate of Skidmore College and Brown University and has taught at Ramapo since 1992. She is the recipient of the Bischoff Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Reservations are limited. Tickets are $40.

For information, call Kay Yeomans, 201-327-2236. Reservation forms can be picked up at The Hermitage , 335 North Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus or the Mahwah Museum , 201 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah.

The NW Bergen History Coalition is made up of museums and historical societies from 11 towns: Allendale, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Mahwah, Oakland, Ramsey, Ridgewood, Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, and Wyckoff.

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