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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Historical Society Free Lecture, Metropolitan Hospital Goes To The Great War, Thursday April 6

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) presents an ongoing series of free Spring Lectures at the NY Public Library Roosevelt Island branch.The next lecture is Thursday, April 6. According to the RIHS:

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society

Presents a Free Lecture

Metropolitan Hospital Goes to the Great War

by Judith Berdy, President
Roosevelt Island Historical Society

New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

The wounded and dying soldiers on the battlefields of the Great War required a new level of medical care. Roosevelt Island's Metropolitan Hospital played a role as one of a number of American hospitals that sent doctors, nurses and other staff members to run base hospitals in Europe during World War I, as Judith Berdy, President of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society, will discuss in a lecture at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.


The lecture marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I on April 6, 1917 and is sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

Save These Dates for Upcoming RIHS Events
  • 4/30/17: Annual Cherry Blossom Walk. For reservations, call 212-688-4836 or email rooseveltislandhistory@gmail.com
  • 5/4/17: Charles Giraudet, Photographs of Triboro Hospital, NYPL Roosevelt Island Branch
  • 6/15/17: Historian Thomas Campanella, Our Environment (Location TBA)

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