Congressional Medal of Honor Society
Medal of Honor Archives Webinar Series
Join us in the fall of 2022 as we continue our webinar series with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society Archives. This series, led by Society Archivist Laura Jowdy, offers a peek into the Society’s Archives and features objects from the collection. We will examine these objects to learn what they can teach us about the Medal of Honor Recipients and their experience in and out of conflict.
If you missed the kickoff webinar in this series, you can watch the recording here. Click the titles below to register for the upcoming sessions. Recordings of each webinar will be posted to our video library, so it will be easy to catch up if you can’t tune in live.
These presentations are ideal for all audiences, including teachers and students. Send your questions in advance or submit them live during the broadcast. Register today to reserve your spot.
In this broadcast, we will discuss ordinary objects which illuminate what military life was like for Medal of Honor Recipients. How can these objects help tell their stories? What can we learn about how those in the military create a home for themselves, even while deployed overseas? Tune in to the webinar to see unique objects and hear their stories.
October 26 – Noon ET (45 minutes)
In this broadcast, we will talk about two crucial elements of the combat experience: clothing and equipment. How did the Recipients gear up for combat, and what did they take with them to get the job done? We will explore uniforms and equipment from different combat eras and geographic locations, and military branches. These objects will provide a jumping off point to discuss how the battle experience of Recipients has changed over time and varied by branch and location.
November 30 – Noon ET (45 minutes)
For the Medal of Honor Recipients who made it home, their journey had only begun. In this broadcast, we will discuss the post-military lives of Medal of Honor Recipients. What did they do after their military service? How did they transition back into civilian life? We will also learn more about the creation and evolution of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, what it has meant to the Recipients, and how its programs help reach the next generation of Americans. Tune in to see unique objects from our collections as we discuss life on the home front.
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