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Woodrow Wilson and the Great War, presented by Neill Hartley

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Neill Hartley is president Woodrow Wilson in this captivating and exciting one–man show set in the turbulent days leading up to World War I. This fully staged historical presentation will entertain and educate audiences of all ages. Woodrow Wilson, a former college professor, somehow defied the odds and became President of the United States.

Early success in office was soon overshadowed as Europe exploded into the most brutal war mankind had ever fought. A world filled with international intrigue, deadly U-Boat attacks and secret diplomatic communiqués that would slowly draw America into war.

See Woodrow Wilson as he struggles to protect democracy and promote peace through the League of Nations. Watch as the president and his advisors work out the details of war. Hear the moving declarations of one of the most famous American orators. Experience first-hand the extraordinary times that shaped our nation then and today. Following the performance, there is a short informational section about the early life of Woodrow Wilson, and the many technological innovations that evolved during the time. A question and answer session will conclude the presentation.

Neill Hartley is professional actor who has performed with many local and regional theaters and is on the theater faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

This event is held at the Hershey Public Library and is sponsored by the Friends of the Hershey Public Library. Registration for Fall Adult Enrichment Classes begins August 13 and must be done at the library, unless otherwise noted. For information on fees and instructors, please contact the library at 717-533-6555 or check the library’s website.


November 18, 2018
2:00 pm
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Hershey Public Library
701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, 17033
(717) 533-6555