• Photographer Phil Stern in World War II

    09/11/2018 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Liesl Bradner presents “Snapdragon: The World War II Exploits of Darby's Ranger and Combat Photographer Phil Stern”

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  • Lunchbox Lecture

    08/15/2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    In May 1945, German submarine U-853 attacked and sank a minor vessel off of Point Judith, Rhode Island, on the day after the German surrender. Join John Robinson  as he shares a summary of the history of the submarine, and the actions involved in sinking it, which leads to the question: "Did the captain miss the surrender orders or did he ignore them?"

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  • Lunchbox Lecture

    08/01/2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Historian Jason Dawsey documents the cases of three Americans held as prisoners of war by the Germans: two pilots and a combat photographer. Dawsey will focus on the deteriorating circumstances these men faced in the last six months of World War II.

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  • Lunchbox Lecture

    07/18/2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    On July 25, 1944, US divisions under General Omar Bradley launched Operation Cobra, an attempt to break out of grueling attrition in Normandy after D-Day. Join us as Museum volunteer Mike Alexander discusses how Cobra proved to be one of the most pivotal battles of World War II, successfully breaking the stalemate in Normandy and clearing a path into occupied France.

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  • Lagniappe Lecture

    07/11/2018 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    In July 1943, a three-sided battle took place in Sicily between the US Seventh Army, the British Eighth Army, and the XIV Panzer Corps. The failure of Allied high command foreshadowed the difficulty that blossomed in Normandy a year later. On Sicily, it allowed 60,000 German troops to hold up 450,000 Allied soldiers for 38 days, and then escape to Italy with their equipment and wounded compatriots. Join Captain Rick Jacobs as he discusses Montgomery’s inept campaigning, Patton’s brilliant circumvention, and German tactical genius.

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  • Radio Days: Mining Your Mind for Laughs

    09/15/2018 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn how to write humor on any topic with Martha Bolton, who Bob Hope once said “finds fun in the familiar, the mirth in the mundane, the belly laughs in the bellyaches of everyday living.”

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