Extra! Extra! The World War One Centennial: Strong Foundations, New Possibilities project is in the news! Check out the different articles, radio interviews and YouTube videos below. Learn about how the project was first started and see some of the photos and artifacts on display. And if you missed the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, see photos from the event and learn more about our next Guided Tours Event on September 18th! 

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Read the MLive article to learn about the different programs that will be held at the library as a part of the World War One exhibit and to learn more about the project itself.

Read the Chelsea Update article from the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. See photos from the Ribbon Cutting and learn about the partnerships that made the project possible.

See Keegan Sulecki, Head of Adult Services, in her interview with ABC12’s First at Four Focus. Hear about the inspirations behind the WWI project and how it is a part of the Library’s Local History Collection that brings local history stories to the community.

Listen to the Travel Michigan Update radio show and hear about how the World War One Centennial is honoring the veterans who served one hundred years ago.

Listen to the July 17th PureMichigan Radio Show as Keegan Sulecki talks about the partnerships that made the World War One Centennial a success and what makes this project unique.

Watch the YouTube video by Dennis Skupinski that discusses the WWI Centennial project, shows pictures of the Ribbon Cutting and tells stories of Michigan’s history from the war. Be sure to check out his other videos for more information about Michigan’s role in World War One.

Check out The Daily News article that talks about the Ribbon Cutting ceremony and the other WWI related events that will be held at the library.


This Project is a Partnership with:


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Herbert J. McKune
American Legion Post 31




This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.