NY State Archivist Thomas Ruller to Present Lecture on New York\’s Role in WWI, a New Castle Historical Society Lecture

November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities of World War I, the Great War. New Yorkers played a major role in the war effort, both overseas in the trenches and at home. Thomas Ruller, New York State Archivist, will present on New York’s contributions to the war effort, highlighting the stories of several individuals, including the poet Joyce Kilmer, as well as the aftermath of the war and how it affected New York and the lower Hudson Valley region.

Thomas Ruller is the State Archivist of New York, a position he has held since November 2015. Prior to serving as the State Archivist, Tom has held various positions within the State Archives and the State Education Department, beginning in 1988 when he was initially hired as a Senior Archivist in the State Archives. Prior to his service with New York State, Tom worked as an Archivist at the Alabama Department of Archives and History where he had the privilege of visiting every county courthouse in the State as part of a team that developed records management guidance for local governments across Alabama. Tom is also proud of his service as a local government historian, serving as the Deputy City Historian for his hometown of Gloversville, NY in the late 1970’s through 1983.

The lecture will be held at the Millwood Fire House (100 Millwood Road, Millwood, NY 10546) at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The program is free and open to the public. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is recommended. Attendees are encouraged to register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-remembering-new-yorks-role-in-the-great-war-tickets-50914516690; or by calling 914-238-466 or emailing director@newcastlehs.org.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Millwood Fire House
100 Millwood Rd
Millwood, NY 10546
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Times: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: New Castle Historical Society
Presenter Phone: 9142384666
Presenter Website: www.newcastlehs.org