The Sunday at the Museum Lecture series relaunches next month with a discussion by Dr. Eric Tenbus.
Tenbus is a professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville. He holds a BA in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University, an MA in communication from Florida State, an MA in history from Florida State, and his PhD in British history, also from Florida State. He is a published author and contributor to scholarly publications.
Tenbus will discuss the complex historical forces that led up to the outbreak of the First World War in the summer of 1914, a war that far surpassed previous conflicts in cost and brutality. When it was clear that the war would not be over, as initially thought, by Christmas 1914, and as the casualties mounted and the horrors of total war became apparent, it appeared that the world had truly gone mad.
The lecture begins at 2 p.m. and usually lasts about 45 minutes.
The lecture will be held in the theater for social distancing purposes. In observance of CDC guidelines, there will be no refreshments after the lecture. Guests, however, are welcome to tour the museum, enjoy the exhibits, and speak with our docents afterward.
Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
NEW! Traveling Exhibit: Voices From the Great War
Voices From the Great War is an eight-panel traveling exhibition about World War I. Explore the history of World War I, told through the voices of individuals who experienced it. These diverse perspectives provide insights into a war that shattered expectations and propelled the world into the modern era.
This free exhibit is available for self-guided tours from April 23-May 28, during regular museum hours on Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voices from the Great War was curated by MHHE staff and Public History students at Kennesaw State University.
Visit www.oldschoolhistorymuseum.org for more information. The Old History Museum is located at 305 N. Madison Avenue, Eatonton, Ga.