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Britsburgh remembers - Join us as we commemorate World War One 100 years on, with a wonderful Edwardian styled dinner (menu below), songs from the era sung by one of Pittsburgh's finest soprano's - Desiree Soteres and listen to historians tell of Pittsburgh's great role in the Great War. We welcome Richard Turner from the British Embassy to give an address. Hartwood Acres Mansion has its own story to tell with John Lawrence, who lived at Harwood being a pilot in WWI. The great hall will set the scene with hundreds of poppies. This is an event in your social calendar not to be missed!
Donated champagne cocktail, wine and port will be served during the evening.
During dinner we will enjoy listening to songs that echo the era. E.g. It's a long way to Tipperary. This is not a somber affair. On the contrary, we rejoice in their memory and celebrate as they did the end of the war. Our soprano for the evening is Desiree Soteres.
We welcome Richard Turner, Regional Director – UK Department for International Trade, from the British Embassy in Washington, DC, who will talk about the special relationship that started in WWI between the UK and the USA and what that relationship means today.
Local WWI historian and author, Elizabeth Williams and Duquesne University WWI historian Kimberly Szczypinski will talk about Women in WWI as well as Pittsburgh's important role in WWI.
6.30pm - 7.00pm: Reception
7.00pm - 8.30/9.00pm Dinner; Song from WWI era - It's a long way to Tipperary.
8.30/9.00pm - 9.30/10.00pm Speeches
9.30/10.00PM Closing song. All will join in!
Devil's on Horseback
Potage St. Germain soup
Roasted Butternut Squash & Beet Salad
Vegetarian/ Gluten free option: Stuffed zucchini (cheese & mushrooms)
Pavlova, fruit, whipped cream
Coffee and tea
WWI memorabilia: A display of Mr. Laurences' WWI memorability will be on display. If you have family memorabilia from WWI please bring it along and share your stories.
There is no dress code but this is a great opportunity to dress up. Uniforms most welcome.
Join the Britsburgh Society today and enjoy reduced prices on all Britsburgh Festival events.
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