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Enid Yandell in World War I Paris Fast Class

PastThursday, September 12, 2019 - 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

In August 1914 the streets of Paris were eerily empty, devoid of their typical summer tourist crowds. Hurried preparations were made to fortify against an advancing German army. Railway stations were jammed with people attempting to flee. However, a few brave souls chose to remain. Among them was celebrated sculptor Enid Yandell, the daughter of a prominent Louisville family, who was in Paris to complete a piece of public statuary. Enid had the opportunity to return home to the United States but instead chose to throw her lot in with the Parisians. In this MyLibraryU Fast Class, Filson Historical Society associate curator Jana Meyer explores Enid's experiences in Paris during the early weeks of World War I, as well as her subsequent involvement in relief efforts to ease the suffering of French civilians.

This program is part of the year-long Enid Yandell: A Life of Art and Activism celebration.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. Call (502) 574-1623 to reserve your spot.

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Louisville, KY USA 40203

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