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Splashes of History Lecture Series 2017:

Commemorating the WWI Centennial

Join us for our 2017 Splashes of History Lecture Series covering a variety of WWI-related topics commemorating the centennial anniversary of the United States’ entry into WWI.  All lectures take place on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the meeting room of our administration building.  Wine and refreshments served.

For more information contact Assistant Director Marie Salthouse at 908-735-4101x100 or programs@theredmill.org.


2017 Lecture Schedule:

May 4th - “WWI Comes Alive Through Artifacts” presented by Randy Gaulke

June 15th - “WWI Servicemen of Hunterdon County” presented by Brian Armstrong

July 6th - “Salvation Army Doughnut Girls of WWI” presented by Laurie Gaulke

August 10th - “Spanish Influenza and NJ’s Soldiers” presented by Brian Armstrong



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Tickets available now for the third lecture of this year’s series - “Salvation Army Doughnut Girls of WWI” by actress and storyteller Laurie Gaulke.  Using their own words as recorded in diaries, letters and interviews, Gaulke breathes life into history and the everyday people who create it.  Listen to an American Salvation Army Volunteer, a “Lassie” as they were affectionately known by the soldiers, describe her experiences on the battlefield of France in 1918. During WWI, approximately 500 Salvation Army volunteers, many of them young women, served with the American Army in France.  In this engaging performance the audience will discover that whether frying up doughnuts, writing letters for ‘the boys’ to the folks at home, mending uniforms or ministering to souls on the ravaged battlefields of France, these young women answered the call to “place God in deeds” and became the darlings of the doughboys.    Thursday July 6th at 6:30pm.  

Tickets are $10 for Museum members and $15 for non-members.

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This postcard, mailed to Miss Bonnie Hulsizer of Clinton, NJ from James C. Hill (Captain, 3rd Regt. A.S.M.), shows a line of soldiers going into a tent where the Salvation Army volunteers were giving out doughnuts.  From the museum’s collection.


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