Events Calendar

World War I's Long Shadow

The "war to end all wars" cast a long shadow across the twentieth century, serving as cause, catalyst, or key moment for all manner of modern messes. This exhibit, curated by Dr. Andrew Kellett, Associate Professor of History at Harford Community College, will take us through both the seismic shifts in the global balance of power that result and the dislocations of borders, people, and cultures.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. To reserve your seat, email haysheighe@harford.edu or call 443-412-2539.

The Hays-Heighe House is wheelchair accessible. Guests who require other accommodations should contact Linda Anthony at 443-412-2539 at least two weeks prior to the event.

September 6: World War I's Long Shadow

Exhibit Opening Reception
Thursday, September 6, 2018
11 AM - 4 PM
Hays-Heighe House

Take a leisurely walk through the House and explore our newest exhibit. Light refreshments provided.
No reservations required.

September 6: Living History Presentation - Woodrow Wilson

Thursday, September 6
11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Student Center, Room 243 AND
4:30-5:30 PM | Hays-Heighe House, Room 201

Six months after he was elected on the campaign slogan “he kept us out of the war,” President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to enter World War I against Germany. His international efforts at the conclusion of that war, though, are perhaps his most lasting legacy. Come see Wilson as only Judd Bankert of the Wilson Presidential Library can portray him.
Reservations strongly recommended.

September 13: Historical Debate Night I - Peace without Victory?

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6:30 - 8 PM
Hays-Heighe House

Moderated by educator and politician David Craig
After a little preparation on the topic – remember to prepare both positions! – join us for a friendly historical debate. Spectators are also welcome.
Should the emphasis be on punishing or rehabilitating countries that lose wars? Wilson initially called for a “peace without victory” and was against the punishment of Germany for its role in World War I. The resulting treaty, though, placed the blame along with war debt and reparations payments squarely on German shoulders, and fueled the buildup of hostility into World War II.
Reservations strongly recommended.

September 18: Curator Walk

Tuesday, September 18
12:30 - 2 PM
Hays-Heighe House

Presented by Andrew Kellett, exhibit curator and Associate Professor of History at HCC
Join our curator for a walk-and-talk through the exhibit he created. Hear anecdotes about the historical figures and episodes covered, and take a deeper dive into some of the issues covered in the exhibit. Learn how we work to balance different perspectives and let you uncover the story yourself as you explore the exhibit.
Reservations strongly recommended.

September 26: Replaying the Paris Peace Conference

Wednesday, September 26
6:30-8 PM
Hays-Heighe House

Moderated by Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement at HCC
The key players at the Paris Peace Conference had a lot of work to do: treaties would need to be written involving several dozen countries and nationalities; “aggressor” countries would have their colonies re-assigned, their armies and navies disbanded, and have reparations payments assigned; new national boundaries would have to be drawn; and a League of Nations would have to be created. The Treaty of Versailles is often considered at best a failure, and at worst, the direct cause of World War II. Join us as we try to do better!
Reservation strongly recommended.