WWI HISTORY: Legacies and Markers

This April the Doylestown Bookshop will be partnering with the Doylestown Historical Society to host events through the month of April as a precursor to The World War I Commemoration programming the DHS will celebrate throughout the town in May 2017. This year the focus is on World War I, specifically the role that Doylestown and its citizens played in the Great War. In order to honor the past and all those who were touched by the war, we will be hosting four speaking events here at the Doylestown Bookshop with hopes of providing a space for reflection and education. For other events in this series, please visit our WWI History Series page.


Saturday, April 29th at 2:00pm

Legacies and Markers

Presentation with Gene Hough

Join us Saturday, April 29th at 2:00pm for a Legacies and Markers, a presentation with Gene Hough about why it is important to learn about our local history and the importance in preserving and protecting our monuments and historic sites.

Click here to visit the Doylestown Historical Society's page about this event.


About Gene

Eugene Hough Eugene Hough is the Co-Founder and Monument Education/Preservation Field Specialist for the Saving Hallowed Ground Program. He is from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and holds degrees in Health and Special Education and Policy and Planning and certificate training in multiple uses of conservation products and materials. Having lived and studied abroad in his earlier years, Eugene continues to travel and whenever possible, shares his message of the importance of monument education and preservation with whomever he meets. Eugene is a veteran, an avid equestrian, and enjoys participating in military parades, tent pegging competitions, and historical light horse cavalry reenactments.
The motto from the Philadelphia Light Horse 1774, with whom he served, is: "For These We Strive." He believes this relates to the importance of everyone having the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions.


About Saving Hallowed Ground

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"Saving Hallowed Ground is a non-profit organization based in Devon, PA. Saving Hallowed Ground promotes engagement with and appreciation of the past by connecting individuals and communities with historic preservation and commemoration initiatives. You can find out more about the organization and its programs at www.savinghallowedground.org

Saving Hallowed Ground is supported by the Uncommon Individual Foundation. www.uif.org."


Uncommon Individual Foundation Logo

Saving Hallowed Ground is a program of the Uncommon Individual Foundation (UIF). UIF is a mentoring organization that helps dreamers of all ages accomplish their goals and achieve personal success.


  Logo for World War I 100th Commemoration 1917-2017, Doylestown Historical Society  

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
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