CCSU library to host three presentations on WWI

Published on Sunday, 12 November 2017 21:59
Written by Charles Paullin

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - “Cross-Culture Courage: Connecticut’s Response to World War I” is set for Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Elihu Burritt Library at Central Connecticut State University.

Sponsored by the Veterans History Project, the O’Neill Endowed Chair and the Elihu Burritt Library, the event will be the opening reception for the World War I exhibit at the Elihu Burritt Library.

Three presentations are scheduled.

Carl Antonucci Jr., director of library services at the Elihu Burritt Library, and Kenneth DiMaggio, professor of humanities at Capital Community College, will present “To Fight for Italy, to Fight for America: For Italians in Connecticut, It Was a Fight for Liberty.”

M.B.B. Biskupski, a CCSU history professor, and Renata Vickrey, university archivist and outreach librarian at CCSU, will present “Polish Americans in Connecticut in World War I.”

Christine Pittsley, project director for the Remembering World War One Community Archiving Project, will present “Connecticut in World War I.”

Peter Tragni and William Baldwin will also provide exhibits and there will be re-enactors from the New England Great War Living History Association.

The exhibit will run through Dec. 15.

For more information, contact Eileen Hurst at or 860-832-2976.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, General News on Sunday, 12 November 2017 21:59. Updated: Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:01.