A public presentation depicting Pacific’s history in World War I will be presented Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Tri-County Senior Center.

The Meramec Valley Historical and Genealogical Committee will showcase residents who served in the military during World War I, as well as activities on the homefront.

Six speakers will highlight the mood of the city as 45 of its young men went off to fight in the Great War.

An archive created by Jeannie Bandermann and her mother, the late Hilda Bandermann, and a trove of letters sent home from the Doughboys, uncovered by history conservator Sally Guenther, helped to create the program.

There is no cost to attend the program.

Speakers will include Bandermann, Nellie Mueller, Sue Reed, Dave Roemer, Mayor Steve Myers and Angie Gross.

That same evening, the city will open the 1968 time capsule that was buried near the American Legion war memorial at Second and Union streets.