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Thursday August 31, 2017
"World War I and America"
Visit and interact with the museum’s new temporary exhibit, “World War I and America”, sponsored by a grant received from the Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities. April 6, 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the United States’entrance into World War I. Patrons will have a chance to walk through a WWI trench, learn what life was like for the soldiers and how Owensboro’s Homefront helped the war effort. The exhibit will run from April 1st through November 11, 2017.  
Time: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Museum's First Floor
Thursday August 31, 2017
Historic Coal Mine Tour - The Day in the Life of a 1930's Rudy Coal Mine Miner
Put on a coal mine helmet and join us on a trip through the Rudy Coal Mine, an historic Daviess County coal mine featuring the history of coal mining in the 19th Century, along with the 1930's time period. This tour is included with admission, but space is limited. Please sign up at our admissions desk when you check into the museum. Enjoy the tour!     
Time: 3:00PM-4:00PM
Location: Begins in our Gift Shop area - Ends in The Coal Mine!
Thursday August 31, 2017
The Sociology of the Lost Generation: How Societal Factors Impacted the Creative Works of Ernest Hemingway and His Contemporaries
This lecture is presented as part of the World War I and America Exhibit and Lecture partnership between the Owensboro Museum of Science and History and WKU-Owensboro, sponsored by a grant from The Library of America in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Jennifer Joe, WKU Owensboro Campus Librarian, will present The Sociology of the Lost Generation: How Societal Factors Impacted the Creative Works of Ernest Hemingway and His Contemporaries at 7 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 31) at WKU Owensboro, 4821 New Hartford Road. The "Lost Generation" was a term coined for the cohort that came of age during World War I. More specifically, though, it has been applied to writers and artists from that period - those writers such as Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot and F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose experiences deeply impacted their writing. Speaking from the sociological point of view, Joe will talk about how greater trends in culture and society during this tumultuous time ultimately shaped the most famous works of literature from this generation, and how these connections can be applied to our modern lives.  
Time: 7:00PM-8:00PM
Location: WKU-Owensboro's Badgett Foundation Conference Center, Room 104