On March 3 and 4, 2017 The Congress of History of San Diego and Imperial Counties Presented: San Diego & the Great War 1914-1919, 52nd Annual History 2-day Conference 2017—Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the United States Entry into World War 1. The start of our modern world can be traced to the outcomes from World War I. Discover what role our region played in ending the conflict. “Cease fire” was in 1918. Local impacts lasted to 1919, and beyond. Conference Co-sponsor: The Veterans Museum at Balboa Park. The conference was fantastic in this wonderful venue. Ocean Beach Historical Society’s former 14 year President Pat James, and Archivist and Congress of History board member Barbara bush won awards at the conference for their historic work thru the years.