Old Westbury Gardens World War I Centennial
During the 2018 season, Old Westbury Gardens will present a number of exhibits and lectures commemorating the 100th anniversay of the end of World War One. These include the following:
Gallery talks: The Great War: Portraits of Privilege, Duty and Sacrifice. Every Sunday and Wednesday until October 7th, 1:00 pm
The Great War: Portraits of Privilege, Duty, and Sacrifice exhibit introduces World War I — its causes, responses by Americans prior to the declaration of war against Germany by the US in April 1917, and the subsequent mobilization of social institutions, human labor, and popular will, particularly on Long Island. On display in Westbury House June 23 - October 7. For more infirmation, CLICK HERE.
Adult Lecture: Tommy Hitchcock: American Hero, Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2:00 pm This year marks the 100th anniversary of Tommy Hitchcock’s daring escape from a German POW camp. At age 17 he left school and enlisted with the French air service since he was too young to serve in the U.S. military. In a multi-media presentation learn about his life as one of the best U.S. polo players of all time and especially his service in both World Wars – a life truly deserving the title of his biography “American Hero” by Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr.