Centennial Commemoration of the Great War in Hot Springs 1917
Remembering the German Internment
September 15, 16, & 17, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Hot Springs Library – Slide show of the Great War and Hot Springs
7:00-9:00 PM – Hot Springs Welcome Center
•Documentary Film: German Enemy Aliens in the Land of the Sky
By Dr. Kevin Kennedy
Panel Response: Dr. Lucia Carter, Mars Hill University
Terry Roberts, Author
Heather Perry, UNC Charlotte 


9:30 AM – Odd Fellows Cemetery
•Memorial Wreath Presentation by German Consul Klaus Becker and Robert Burns at POW Gravesites
12:30, 2:00, and 4:00 PM – Hot Springs Spa Grounds
•Smoky Mountain Brass Band Performance of WW1 Classics
10:30 AM – Welcome Center
•WW1 The Great War and Hot Springs: Lecture by Heather Perry, Professor of History at UNC Charlotte; Panel Response, Q & A

Throughout the Day
•Continuous Showings of Great War Documentaries at the Welcome Center
•Photo Exhibit of the Internment Camp and Military Memorabilia
•German Food Vendors at the Spa Grounds
•Self-Guided Walking Tours of Homes and Locations Related to the German Internment
7:30-9:00 PM – Welcome Center
•Panel Discussion: Lasting Effects of the Great War
Heather Perry, Robert Burns and Dr. Lucia Carter

10:00 AM – Dorland Presbyterian Church
• Service of Remembrance of Hot Springs Veterans of WW1. Display of WW1 memorabilia and photos. Potluck luncheon at Church Fellowship Hall