When: Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. (torrential rain date: June 25, 2017)
Where: 75 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT – 2nd floor
Sponsored by the Alliance Française de Hartford and AFS with participation from the Model A Club of Connecticut.
Don’t miss this unusual event hosted by the Alliance Française de Hartford! On Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 P.M. (torrential rain date: June 25) come see a restored ambulance from World War I, used by AFS (American Field Service) in France. Mr. George King III from North Franklin, CT will share diary entries of ambulance drivers during World War I, in English, and tell his tale of how he completed the restoration of his Model T Ford Ambulance by using original parts. This attests to the fine volunteerism of A.F.S. during the war. There will be a Power Point presentation and a five minute movie showing his journey through Paris during the Bastille celebrations in 2014, the one-hundredth anniversary from World War I. Afterwards, we invite you to an outdoor wine bar, along with baguettes, French cheese, and grapes. At that time, there will be photo opportunities with the amazing ambulance in the parking lot of the Connecticut Association of Non-Profits at 75 Charter Oak and Wyllys Street in Hartford. Thanks to the Model A Club of Connecticut, a half dozen Model A’s from the years 1928 to 1931 will tour the parking lot with great pride. The drivers will be happy to answer questions about their antique vehicles and to pose for pictures.
For this event only, please park BEHIND building 2, up the street on Wyllys and turn right on Hartford Square West.
$10 admission for members of Alliance Française de Hartford
$15 for non-members
Please call Larry Hall, Alliance Française Executive Director for a head count 860-278-9999, or better yet, please send him a check in the mail to: Alliance Française, 75 Charter Oak Avenue, Suite 1-202 Hartford, CT 06106.
George King, III in Paris on his Ford Model T ambulance
News article in French: http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2014/10/31/1982275-georges-king-iii-ambulance-255-ford-histoire-americaine.html