Sponsored by Des Chutes Historical Museum and the Oregon Historical Society

“Over There: The American Doughboy in WWI”

History Pub at Old St. Francis School

Presented by Bob Boyd, Teacher and Historian

  • 5:30 pm. doors; 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “Over There: The American Doughboy in WWI”


In August 1914, the First World War erupted in Europe. For three years, the United States, both isolationist in outlook and militarily unprepared, stayed out of the conflict. In the spring of 1917, events and changing attitudes brought the nation into the War.

Eventually over two million American soldiers sailed for France. They called them “the Doughboys,” and they were a mix of Regular Army, National Guard and draftees.

The evening’s presentation will provide a personal look at these young men and their experience on the Western Front with music, historic images and a display of their personal items and equipment.

About History Pub at Old St. Francis School


Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Des Chutes Historical Museum, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local and regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.


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