Historian resurrects Gen. Pershing for museum fundraiser

Event to commemorate U.S. entry into WWI 100 years ago

DEARBORN – One hundred years ago, in April 1917, the United States declared war on Germany.

To commemorate that era, and the U.S entry into World War I, the Dearborn Historical Museum and the Dearborn Public Library have joined to present a live re-enactment of that fateful time in our country’s history at 7 p.m. May 17 at Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave.

At the program, living historian Dane Coffman will perform as General of the Armies John J. Pershing — the equivalent of six stars — the highest-ranking general in U.S. history.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Historical Museum office, 915 S. Brady, or online at www.theDHM.com. Proceeds will benefit the museum and its programs.

Seating is limited, and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets online.

“It will be a fun and informative event for the whole family,” Museum Curator Jack Tate said.

After the presentation, guests are invited to the McFadden-Ross House on the museum grounds for an afterglow reception with light refreshments.

For more information, contact the museum at 313-565-3000.