Edmund D. “Rick” Potter
Exceeding Expectations: Staunton and Augusta County Meeting the Challenge of Being from the President’s Hometown During World War I
The talk will explore the military and civilian contributions of area residents during the period 1917-1918 as well as after the war, and is offered in connection with the society’s World War I exhibit opening in February in the history gallery.
An expert in the social consequences of World War I, Dr. Potter earned his BA from the College of William & Mary, Masters at UVA, and a PhD in History from Auburn University. In 2008, he wrote a history of Staunton. He is presently a graduate instructor for the U.S. Air Force, an adjunct Associate Professor at Piedmont Virginia Community College, and serves on the Board of the 116th Infantry Foundation in Verona.
Members free; non members $5; students $1.00