Preserving War Letters set at Milton Historical Society Oct. 25
Learn how and how not to safeguard letters from Delaware troops at Preserving War Letters, Friday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Milton Historical Society.
Families and friends of the troops serve an important role in safeguarding letters from their soldiers and service members. During this informative, interactive program by award-winning journalist Nancy E. Lynch Steele, learn the importance of preserving this important correspondence.
Steele received nearly 1,000 letters from the frontlines of the Vietnam War for her popular News Journal column published from 1968-72. Letters from any war constitute primary source material, contain first-hand accounts from the battlefield, and provide a unique window on the particular conflict.
Preserving this priceless correspondence as social history for future generations is vital. A three-page hand-out of resources will be distributed
for proper disposition of war letters.
This free event is open to the public and will be held at the Lydia B. Cannon Museum, 210 Union St. in Milton. For further information, call the Milton Historical Society at 302-684-1010 or email email@example.com.
This presentation has been made possible by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.