Matthew Zembo will provide an overview of WW I at a meeting of the Old Saratoga Historical Association on Thursday, February 22, at 7:30 pm at the Town of Saratoga Town Hall in Schuylerville. Zembo, an Assistant Professor of History and Military History at Hudson Valley Community College and WW I reenactor, will bring WW I artifacts and firearms.
The historical association selected the 100th anniversary of the end of WW I as their theme this year. The group will read A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith, a novel about Gold Star mothers invited by the US government to travel to France where their sons are buried. The kick-off meeting for the book read is Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 pm at the Schuylerville Public Library, 52 Ferry Street, Schuylerville, NY. The library will provide copies of the book.
Zembo is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London. His working dissertation title is “War From the Side of Canada: British Military Operations on the Northern Frontier, 1775-1783.”