Library hosts ‘World War I’ panel discussion


September 20, 2018 – The A.K. Smiley Public Library continues its commemoration of the Great War with “World War I Around the World,” a panel discussion of the war’s global impacts, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the library Assembly Room, 125 W. Vine St.

Each of the presenters teach history at the University of Redlands. Each will examine the war and its effects within their own area of historical expertise. Jessie Hewittwill examine the Western Front and the ways the French dealt with the trauma of the war after it ended. John Glover will reveal Africa’s role in the war and its effects on the continent. Jim Sandos will focus on the Texas-Mexican border from 1910-1920 and its connections to the war. Patrick Wing will show the ways the war led to the creation of the Modern Middle East. Finally, Larry Burgess will discuss how World War I led to the end of the Mohonk Conferences on International Arbitration. The final session will include a question-and-answer discussion with the entire panel.

This program is free and open to the public, and includes complimentary coffee for participants. Registration is requested, but not required. For more information, please visit or contact the Heritage Room at (909) 798-7632 or