World War II in American Culture and Memory

veterans around the table at Stories from Wartime series

Stories from Wartime Celebrates 25 Years

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Stories from Wartime, the popular public history series and undergraduate course. It also marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In this anniversary year, the series will return to where it began in 1995 with a special focus on World War II.

The 2020 series includes public lectures, moderated panels with veterans and civilians, prominent guest speakers and a symposium with renown WWII scholars.

Series Information

  • Location: All events will take place on the Regis University Northwest Campus in Claver Hall 315. *Exception on March 26 where the event will be held at the Arvada Center
  • Time: Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Parking: Lot 4; there is a $3 charge. View parking lot map
  • Cost to Attend: Free

2020 Schedule

Date Topic      
Jan. 16 Reflecting on 25 Years of Stories from Wartime      
Jan. 23 World War II: A History of its Causes and Consequences      

Jan. 30 WWII, the "Good War"? A Panel with WWII Veterans      

Feb. 6 WWII Media and Propaganda      
Feb. 13 Regis Remembers the Forgotten Stories of WWII      
Feb. 20 The Regis Connection to WWII      
Feb. 27 Living in the Shadow of WWII: A Panel and Presentation on Widows, Wives and Children      
Mar. 12 Gender, Sexuality, and WWII
Mar. 19
"Not My War Experience:" Vietnam and Korean War Veterans on the Myth of WWII
Mar. 26 From Rosie the Riveter to Big Bands: WWII Popular Culture*
*Held at the Arvada Center in the Historical Museum
Apr. 2 The Liberator: An Evening with Best-selling WWII Author Alex Kershaw      
Apr. 9 The Realities of War: An Evening with WWII Veterans      
Apr. 16 Complexities of Commemoration: How Should We Remember WWII? A Symposium with Renown Scholars