The Fort Vancouver National Trust invites history buffs to “The Other Spanish-American War” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, with local historian James Moody. Many people associate the Spanish American War with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders charging up San Juan Hill, in Cuba. Fewer people know that the Spanish American War was fought in the Western Pacific, in places like Guam and the Philippines. Moody knows a lot about that part of the war, and the conflict that raged afterward in what some people call the Moro War, or the Philippines Insurrection, because one of his ancestors fought there. Come listen to Moody talk about this conflict with its very personal associations.
There is no admission fee for the Trust’s Military History Talks. The presentation will be held at the historic Marshall House on the Fort Vancouver National Site, located at 1301 Officers Row, Vancouver. The presentation is free, but seating is limited; RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This is the last of the 2017 series of military history talks. For more details, visit the Fort Vancouver National Trust event calendar at www.fortvan.org/calendar.
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