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

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
5:00 PM – Odd Fellows Cemetery
•Memorial Wreath Presentation by German Consul Klaus Becker and Robert Burns at POW Gravesites

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