Date(s) - Tuesday, June 2, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Williamson County Public Library
Sgt. York and the Great War, as presented by Justin Rexrode, looks at war through the eyes of an American “Doughboy”, and gives visitors a hands on experience with the equipment and gear of WWI for the American soldier.
The program primarily looks at the life of the war’s most decorated hero, Sgt. Alvin C. York and the role Tennesseans played both at home and overseas. Mr Rexrode will have time for “hands on” with the gear, weapons, and uniforms of the war. He will also include topics such as causes of the war in Europe and the role of the US after the conflict as a new world leader.
This presentation is appropriate for ages 12 and up.
Justin Rexrode is a Park Ranger for Tennessee State Park at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in downtown Nashville Tennessee. He has been with state parks as an interpreter since 2010, and as a full-time Park Ranger since 2013. He has a Bachelor’s of History from Middle Tennessee State University and is a Certified Interpretive Guide of the National Association of Interpretation (NAI). He performs French and Indian War, Civil War, and WWI living history programs for State Parks and interprets many other aspects of both Tennessee and US history.
Join us in the meeting room to see the presentation.