For the first time, the World War One branch of the Society made an appearance at the New-York Historical Society for their living history weekend. This year, they have an emphasis on the First World War because of the centennial of America's entry into the conflict, but we are proud to be the first British representatives for the NYHS! Big thanks to Mr. JM Wasko for having us. Our display was two-fold: one military and one medical. We had three VADs with us, Sharon, Kim, and Meredith, and Captain Van Vliet as the full complement. The program ran from 11:00 to 4:00 and we were met by many visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Many of the visitors were already very familiar with First World War history and it is always a delight to interact with visitors who have a particular interest from the outset. In addition to our own display, the NYHS had an exhibit on World War One art in the adjacent gallery. Among those in the collection were some works of John Singer Sargent. The NYHS always treats us like gold and we are thrilled to have been able to be a part of their summer programming.
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