Historian John Cilio will be presenting a lecture on the contributions of the American flyers of the Lafayette Escadrille during WWI on Sunday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Garden House at Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center (KTMHC). Admission is free.
Mr. Cilio will present on how some Americans wanted to help France and England confront the Central Powers' assault on democracy, before the American government felt compelled to join the fight. The presentation will focus on the contributions made by the original Lafayette Escadrille, 38 American pilots under the French commander, Captain George Thenault.