Lectures

  • Meet the Author: Mary M. Lane

    03/25/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Writer and journalist Mary M. Lane presents her recent book Hitler's Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich at the Museum. In 2013, the German government confiscated roughly 1,300 works of art from the apartment of Cornelius Gurlitt, the reclusive son of one of Hitler’s primary art dealers, a discovery kept secret by the government for two years. Lane reveals the fate of those works and tells the definitive story of art in the Third Reich and Germany’s ongoing struggle to right the wrongs of the past.

  • Lunchbox Lecture

    03/18/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    From battle flags and wristwatches to machine guns and hand grenades, soldiers’ appetites for souvenirs were nearly limitless. This lecture will not only explore the vast array of artifacts soldiers brought home, but will also dive into the colorful stories of how and why Americans took war trophies on such an enormous scale.

    Learn More
  • Meet the Author: Richard B. Frank

    03/03/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us as we host the launch of military historian Richard B. Frank’s new book Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia–Pacific War, Volume I: July 1937–May 1942. This new work casts penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war.

  • Meet the Author: Elizabeth Fox

    02/06/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us for a conversation with author Elizabeth Fox presenting her book We Are Going to Be Lucky: A World War II Love Story in Letters, which tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war. After decades of gathering dust, their words have been carefully transcribed and thoughtfully edited and annotated by Fox, the couple’s daughter.

  • Lunchbox Lecture

    02/19/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Join us for a discussion as Waymand T. Brothers looks at the members of the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, an all-African American unit, and their invasion of Normandy.

    Learn More
  • Lagniappe Lecture

    02/12/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Prior to and during World War II, Popes Pius XI and Pius XII confronted a Fascist onslaught on democracy, human rights, and organized religion. How did the Vatican stand up to these and other challenges? This discussion explores the role of the Vatican during World War II and reviews some of the ongoing controversies.

    Learn More
  • Meet the Author: Debbie Cenziper

    01/09/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Learn the gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the US Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War II.

    Registration Closed

    Call for more info