'Gilded Age' program series at Macomb Community College's Lorenzo Cultural Center explores World War I
From the famous slogan “Uncle Sam Wants You” to the hope it was “the war to end all wars,” World War I was a war without precedent, from the number of nations taking up arms, the scope of the battlefield to the grisliness of the fighting. The Gilded Age to the Great War: America at the Turn of the Century, the latest program series at the Lorenzo Cultural Center, features several presentations that examine various aspects of the “Great War.”
Explore art and music of the Gilded Age at Macomb Community College’s Lorenzo Cultural Center
For more than a century, Pewabic Pottery, located on the east side of Detroit, has produced renown vessels, tiles and architectural ornamentations featured on buildings across the nation as well as in Detroit. Founded by Mary Stratton, a key figure in the Arts and Crafts movement, the iconic artist and the legacy of her company will be explored in the presentation, Mary Stratton and Pewabic Pottery: Then and Now on March 20 at 11 a.m. at the Lorenzo Cultural Center.
Explore the roles of women during the Gilded Age at Macomb Community College's Lorenzo Cultural Center
In an era in which women have orbited the earth, announced their candidacy for the presidency and run multimillion dollar corporations, it’s easy to forget that women did not even have the right to vote in the United States until 1920. The Lorenzo Cultural Center’s latest program series, The Gilded Age to the Great War: America at the Turn of the Century, which runs through May 5, features a number of presentations that explore the redefinition of women’s roles and rights during the period.
Lorenzo Cultural Center Examines America at the Turn of the 20th Century
It was a time characterized by seemingly boundless economic expansion and international leadership in trade and industry, when American captains of industry celebrated their wealth as never before, while the majority of Americans remained poor. From Feb. 23 to May 5, the Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College shines a spotlight on this era of immense change with the program series, The Gilded Age to the Great War: America at the Turn of the Century.