Fort Devens Museum Speaker to Offer Perspective on War and Peace
Fort Devens Museum’s guest speaker on Saturday, February 16, has stepped back from his military experiences and studies to share his thinking about the “waging of war and pursuing peace” that has “defined human civilization, both ancient and modern.” William Britton, a teacher at St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers addresses the topic “War and Peace in a Dangerous World: a Primer” starting at 1:00 PM at the museum located on the third floor of 94 Jackson Road.
Bringing to bear his own experiences as a teacher, writer, and Marine Corps tank company commander in Vietnam, Britton will examine the phenomenon of war from multiple perspectives from the standpoint of warriors who fight on both sides of a conflict, families and friends who suffer the loss of a loved one, civilians caught in the crossfire, and political and military leaders who make the decisions that lead to both war and peace.
The Fort Devens Museum is located on the third floor at 94 Jackson Road, Devens and is wheelchair accessible. The museum’s regular hours are: Tuesdays, Fridays, and the 3rd
Saturday of each month, each from 10 AM to 3 PM. This program is open to the public, but donations are much appreciated so that we may continue to offer these special presentations.
Fort Devens Museum
94 Jackson Road, Suite 305
Devens, MA 01434