Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Camp Jackson (now Fort Jackson), this Remembering Columbia lecture will focus on the city’s efforts to become the location for Camp Jackson, the early years of the fort and its long-term impact on the region. John Sherrer, author of Remembering Columbia and Historic Columbia’s director of cultural resources, will address the months of successful lobbying by Columbia’s Chamber of Commerce that led the U.S. Army in May 1917 to announce that it would establish one of 32 proposed cantonment sites for training soldiers in Columbia. This lecture is free to the public and is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Space is limited and guests are encouraged to reserve their spot in advance. To make a reservations, visit historiccolumbia.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803) 252-1770 x 23.