The Hudson County Community College Department of Cultural Affairs launched its fall season with the WWI: Beyond Flanders Fields exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War. The exhibit curated by Michelle Vitale, HCCC Director of Cultural Affairs honors New Jersey WWI heroes and features unique military items from the National World War I Museum and Memorial, lectures by distinguished scholars, and interactive displays.
The exhibition's Closing Reception will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Dineen Hull Gallery in Jersey City.
In partnership with The New York Military Affairs Symposium, Captain Devon Collins, a professor at West Point, will give a lecture on "POW Veterans in WWI." Collins was born in Westfield, Massachusetts and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008. She has served in multiple logistics positions in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team and 82nd Airborne Division. In 2017 she earned a master's degree in Military History from Ohio State University. Collins currently serves as an Instructor in the Department of History at West Point and is working on completion of her dissertation, Prisoners of War: Conceptions, Organizations and Lessons Learned in the British Government, 1914-1922. Lecture will begin at 4:30 pm. Lite refreshments will be served.
The Dineen Hull Gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Hudson County Community College's Gabert Library Building, 71 Sip Avenue, just a block away from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center in Jersey City.