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NY Historical Society presents: World War II & NYC

November 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location: Lamb Room

New York did not suffer the wartime devastation experienced in Europe and Asia, but it was one of WWII’s epicenters. Sending off more than 3 million troops and 63 million tons of supplies, and manufacturing everything from periscopes to penicillin, the city contributed significantly. Find out how German saboteurs landed on Long Island only to take the LIRR in the wrong direction, and why part of the FDR Drive is built atop rubble from Bristol, England.

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Jim Picinich has been a Public Program volunteer at the New-York Historical Society for 15 years. In October of 2009, Jim added Docent responsibilities to his contributions to the Society. Over the years, Jim has presented numerous Off-site Lectures, covering a range of historical topics, as well led private and public tours of the Museum’s Permanent Collection and Special Exhibitions. Jim specializes in 19th Century/ Civil War era history, and his favorite historical figure is Abraham Lincoln. For thirty years, Jim worked for the CBS television network in various management capacities including programming, production and financial planning.

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Date:
November 5, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Organizer

Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Lamb Room
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003