- Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:53 am
With this autumn marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II — and May 7 the anniversary of the unconditional surrender by the German Allied Forces, the beginning of the end of the war — The Newtown Bee reached out to local veterans with an invitation to share their stories.
- Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:45 am
UPDATE: Due to the weather of Monday, February, 9, the historical society has decided to postpone this program. A new date will be announced.
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We’ve all heard the phrase The Greatest Generation, used to describe for the men and women who fought in World War II, but what of the girls they left behind? The war caused profound changes at home, and Newtown Historical Society will look at some of them in a presentation by John Cilio.
- Thursday, June 5, 2014
We publish The Newtown Bee this week on June 6, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in Normandy. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history, which ultimately restored the French Republic and set the stage for the Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Few who took part in Operation Overlord are still alive. Those who survive are in their 90s, and the passage of time quiets their first-person stories of this historic date.
- Friday, October 11, 2013
America came out of its isolationist feeling in a hurry in December 1941. But perhaps it was not that sudden after all; there were many events that brought us to that brink.
Newtown Historical Society will look at the events leading up to World War II, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the first year of the war, in a program on Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30 pm, in the lower meeting room of C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street. The illustrated presentation, “‘Til Boots Hit The Ground,” will be made by Peter Cronin.