“Rochester Mobilizes for the Great War” will be the topic for speaker Daniel D. Cody at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Fairport Museum, 18 Perrin St.
In 1914, the world was thrown into World War I. Although the U.S. did not officially enter the war until three years later, Cody will discuss how Rochester participated in the war economy and prepared for the country’s eventual entry into the war well before 1917 when the country officially acted to become involved. Once the U.S. declared war, Rochester was dubbed an all–American patriotic city.
Cody is employed by the Rochester Historical Society as Collections Manager and Registrar. He is also an adjunct lecturer of American history at Finger Lakes Community College.
The program, sponsored by the Perinton Historical Society, is free. For information: perintonhistoricalsociety.org.