The Lewes Historical Society will host Brig. Gen. Kennard R. Wiggins, Jr., for a presentation on “Delaware in World War I” at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes.
Author-historian Wiggins will offer an overview of Delaware's role during World War I. He will touch on some selected highlights from his recent book, offering illuminating stories he discovered during his research.
These include a tale of adventure by the state governor, a German pirate in Delaware waters, a notable professional baseball player, a draft dodger, persecuted Mennonites and the story of Delaware's Regiment in France.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Wiggins also holds a master’s from National Defense University in National Resource Strategy. He is a veteran of more than 37 years of service to the Delaware Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force. Wiggins currently resides in Elkton, Maryland, where he serves on the Cecil County Public Library board of trustees as president. He is on the board of directors for the Delaware Military Heritage and Education Foundation where he serves as curator for the Delaware Military Museum. He is a history adviser to Wilmington University and to the Pencader Heritage Museum.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more, visit historiclewes.org.