Hi Everyone -

Please join us for the next in our regular monthly series of free Department of the Interior Library Park Ranger Speaker Series lectures, entitled "Over There (and Here Too): The U.S. Navy in World War I" on Tuesday, November 20th from 1:00 - 1:45 pm in the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building's John Muir Room.

When most Americans think about our involvement in the First World War, mental pictures form of action on the Western Front, trench warfare and doughboys. The U.S. Navy however played a major role in the conflict from America’s first day at war until well after the fighting stopped. The Navy didn’t fight the great fleet actions like it did in World War II, but they were plenty busy combatting German U-Boats on both sides of the Atlantic, practicing mine warfare and transporting hundreds of thousands of American and Allied soldiers. While no fleet actions were fought, American battleships had to stand at the ready in case the German High Seas Fleet sortied. Together they made an essential contribution to the Allied victory in World War I.

Please join Park Ranger Matthew Hornberger as he takes a look at the important role of the U.S. Navy during the first World War, a conflict that laid the foundation for American naval prominence during the remainder of the 20th century.

To register for this program, please go to the following link:

Please also note that we will be offering WebEx webinar access for this program.  If you are interested in remote live access to this program, please note it on the online registration form.

If the registration link above does not work at your location, you may also register using the Library's online Contact Form at  Please list the title of the program on the subject line and let us know if you wish to receive webinar access information.

You may contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at for more information about this program and/or directions.   For more information about DOI Library resources and services, please visit the DOI Library's website, located at

We hope you can join us in person or virtually on November 20th!


George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
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