2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2017
"The Peace of Paris, 1919” - Part three of the series with Dr. Don Hickey

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The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present “The Peace of Paris, 1919,” part III in a series of presentations about the “Great War” by Dr. Don Hickey, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

A professor of American history at Wayne State College, Hickey will focus on the Peace of Paris that was forged in 1919. He will discuss President Woodrow Wilson’s vision, as embodied in “14 Points,” the treaties that emerged from the Paris Peace Conference.

The audience will learn about President Wilson’s feud with the U.S. Senate over the ratification of the most important of the agreements: the Treaty of Versailles with Germany, signed on June 28, 1919. 

The author of 11 books and numerous scholarly articles, Hickey is a specialist in early American history and American military history. He is best known for his books, “The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict” (University of Illinois Press) and “Nebraska Moments: Glimpses of Nebraska’s Past” (University of Nebraska Press). Hickey holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.