Lectures

  • Lunchbox Lecture

    05/20/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    In this lecture, follow the story of Sergeant Charles Edward McGuckin, from his early life in Philadelphia to his induction into the US Army and then to his death in action while serving with the 4th Armored Division of Patton’s Third Army during the Lorraine campaign in November of 1944.

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  • Lagniappe Lecture

    04/22/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    We’ll bring noncombat veterans into the spotlight, revealing the dramatic stories they have to tell and explaining how their everyday tasks, unexpected acts of sacrifice, and faith and humor contributed mightily to the outcome of World War II.

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  • Lunchbox Lecture

    04/15/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Taking a look at the torpedoing and sinking of the SS Dorchester, this lecture will highlight the four American chaplains from different denominations who unselfishly sacrificed their own lives to save others during the sinking.

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  • 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.

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