WAUSAU — One hundred years ago, World War I had a profound impact on all Americans, including those at home. Join the Marathon County Historical Society in exploring “Over Here: The American Home Front in World War I,” another topic in its History Speaks series on Nov. 3 at the Woodson History Center.
In this presentation, Brett Barker will examine the World War I home front and the ways in which Americans rallied to the war effort and simultaneously attacked the civil liberties of their fellow citizens, especially German-Americans, who were perceived as a “threat to the cause.”
Brett Barker received his doctorate from UW-Madison and is a professor of history at UW-Stevens Point at Wausau, where he has taught since 2002. He is a member of the Marathon County Historical Society Board of Directors and author of “Exploring Civil War Wisconsin: A Survival Guide for Researchers.”
There is no admission fee; however, donations are appreciated. Registration is not required.
For more information, call the Marathon County Historical Society at 715-842-5750.
If you go
What: “Over Here: The American Home Front in World War I”
When: 2 p.m. Nov. 3
Where: Woodson History Center, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau
Cost: No admission fee, no reservations required
Photo courtesy Marathon County Historical Society.