VIRTUAL PROGRAM: History Of Military Skiing Around The World with New England Ski Museum

Tuesday, January 252:00—3:00 PMOnlineTewksbury Public Library300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, 01876

**PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Registrants will receive a link to access the Zoom Meeting via email.** 

Examine how skiing has long been employed for military purposes with Dr. E. John B. Allen, longtime historian for the New England Ski Museum. From the 15th to the 17th century, skis were used in warfare in Finland, Norway, Russia, Poland, and Sweden. Military skiing continued into the 20th century where snow conditions and terrain favored their use for scouts and for a type of mounted infantry with a first-strike advantage against small objectives. In particular, ski troops fought in both World War I and World War II. Dr. Allen is the author of From Skisport to Skiing: 100 Years of an American Sport 1840-1940 and The Culture and Sport of Skiing From Antiquity to World War II. He has also written a history of American ski instruction and over 70 refereed articles published in international, national and local journals. Dr. Allen served as academic chair of two international conferences on ski history and has been a consultant for half a dozen ski history documentary films. Learn more about the New England Ski Museum HERE.

Register directly on Zoom HERESponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

Registration required via Zoom link.