Acadia Senior College


WWI and America

March 12, 2018


Jesup Memorial Library

World War I and America – A Series of Exploration

Join the Jesup Memorial Library, Acadia Senior College, and the George Edwin Kirk American Legion Post 25 for "World War I and America," a series of eight programs in early 2018 about the first World War and its effects on America and our local MDI community. Also, through March, stop by the Jesup to see artifacts and documents pertaining to World War and other wars, donated for display by the George Edwin Kirk American Legion Post, and members of the MDI community. 

March 12 at 9:30 a.m., and 7 p.m., talk and facilitated discussion with Maine University School of Law Professor, Dr. Donald Zillman, author of "Living the World War: A Weekly Exploration of the American Experience in World War I"

Learn more about the experiences of American citizens at home, with Dr. Zillman, co-author of the book "Living the World War: A Weekly Exploration of the American Experience in World War I-Volume One."

First, at 9:30 a.m., join us for a facilitated discussion in a small-group setting. 

Then, at  7 p.m., Dr. Zillman will talk more about his book. Using the Congressional Record and the New York Times, "Living the World War" delves into the lives of Americans during the war who did not know what was happening overseas in real time.

The book also explores how the experience of war and emerging national issues profoundly shaped America in the 21st century. 

Dr. Zillman is the Edward Godfrey Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law. In his career he served as an Army Judge Advocate, and as a professor of law at Arizona State University and the University of Utah before coming to Maine as the dean of the University of Maine Law School. He also served as the president of the University of Maine at Presque Isle and as a visiting professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.

Both of these programs are free and open to the public but registration is required for the morning discussion. To register contact Melinda Rice at or at 207-288-4245

This is all part of "World War I and America," a two-year national initiative of the Library of America presented 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.

WWI and America