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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
This is a thread to post any upcoming events, exhibits, programs, happenings of an historic nature that are going on at museums, etc. around you.

This is not a thread for spam, self promotion, marketing or solicitation of any type.

message 2: by Bryan (last edited Mar 30, 2010 07:50AM) (new)

Bryan Craig Dr. Sidney Milkis is giving a talk about the 1912 election on March 31. You can watch online. He wrote:

Theodore Roosevelt, the Progressive Party, and the Transformation of American Democracy (American Political Thought) by Sidney M. Milkis by Sidney M. Milkis

message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Mar 30, 2010 10:46AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Thanks so much Bryan..I thought that I had set this thread up for upcoming events. I will move over the New Orleans events to this thread.

message 4: by Alisa (new)

Alisa (mstaz) Stumbled across this, an article about a series of events that will occur mostly over the summer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee by Harper Lee Harper Lee. Ironic, looks like her town will party hearty even though she is not likely to show up.

message 5: by Patricrk (new)

Patricrk patrick | 435 comments For those near New Orleans in June.

Ten Hut!

This June 5-6, The National World War II Museum will celebrate ten
years of preserving and sharing the stories of the greatest
generation, a date that coincides with the 66th anniversary of the
D-Day invasion of Normandy.

The Museum, founded by noted writer and historian Stephen E. Ambrose,
grew from humble beginnings to the nation's official World War
II museum. And with an ongoing $300 million expansion in progress, the
future has never looked brighter.

The Museum has planned a full weekend of events to celebrate this
important milestone and commemorate the most complex military
operation in history, the invasion of Normandy. The highlight of the
weekend, the Gathering of the Greatest Generation, will bring veterans
from across their country and their families to New Orleans for a
touching tribute to all who served. Find out how you or a veteran can
participate here.

Find out more...

Meet the Author: Dr. John Mosier

Hitler vs. Stalin, the Eastern Front, 1941-1945

Wednesday, June 23, 6:00 pm
Stage Door Canteen

Meet Pulitzer Prize nominated-author Dr. John Mosier as he talks about
his new book, Deathride, June 23rd at 6pm. In this provocative
revisionist analysis of the war between Hitler and Stalin, Dr. Mosier
provides a dramatic narrative of events as he shows how most previous
histories accepted Stalin's lies and distortions to produce a
false sense of Soviet triumph. Deathride is the real story of the
Eastern Front, fresh and different from what we thought we knew.

Free and open to the public! Come join us for a one hour reception
beginning at 5pm with the event to follow at 6pm. Afterwards, stick
around and enjoy food and fun at our "Pub Quiz" in the
Canteen from 7-9pm.

Register Now

June Events at The National WWII Museum

May 31, 2010 - June 27, 2010
Special Exhibit

message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Thank you Patricrk

message 7: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
This is a great opportunity no matter where you are in the US:

Museum Day is September 25, 2010 - get free admission for two.

Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket.

See website for more details.

message 8: by Vincent (new)

Vincent (vpbrancato) | 1245 comments Upcoming events at the New York Historical Society (mostly held at tne New York Soc for Ethical Culture this year)

This was copied from the ticket ordering site which is easier to get togehter on. more details can be had on that sight or the society site WWW.NYHISTORY.ORG

If you are interested ordering early for the Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the Simon Schama might be prudent.

I will miss the Mariano Rivera event as I will be hiking in Utah

one can buy tickets at


Mariano Rivera: Closer of the Year Latino MVP Awards Night
Saturday, September 25, 2010

This hour-long program celebrates Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera's life and work, highlighting his extraordinary contribution ... (continued)
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High Financier
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Niall Ferguson tells the story of Siegmund Warburg, a refugee from Hitler's Germany who rose to become one of the dominant ... (continued)
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Celebrating the Life and Career of Roberto Clemente
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Roberto Clemente was more than just a baseball player: he was a trailblazer, a humanitarian, and an icon to millions. In ... (continued)
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

In this program, celebrated biographer Ron Chernow sits down with Stacy Schiff and brings to life a dashing, passionate ... (continued)
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Bob Dylan in America
Thursday, October 21, 2010 through Thursday, October 21, 2010

Few artists have had as profound and complicated an impact on American history as Bob Dylan — and even fewer have had so ... (continued)
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Tradition and the Black Atlantic
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

As an author and editor of books, journals, and scholarly resources, as well as the host and producer of numerous documentaries, ... (continued)
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Tuesday, November 02, 2010 through Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ninety years ago, the discovery of insulin was a dramatic breakthrough that forever changed the lives of diabetes sufferers, ... (continued)


The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez
Thursday, November 04, 2010 through Thursday, November 04, 2010

In this program, Jimmy Breslin revisits his 2002 book for a discussion that has never been timelier. From San Matías Cuatchatyotla, ... (continued)
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Celebrating Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music
Saturday, November 06, 2010 through Saturday, November 06, 2010

Join us for this special concert celebrating the music of the late Tito Puente, the legendary composer and bandleader — ... (continued)
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Citizen Founders
Tuesday, November 09, 2010 through Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The American Constitution is our nation's most important document and the battle to ratify it was a crucial turning point ... (continued)


First Family: Abigail and John Adams
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 through Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Join us for a riveting discussion of America's preeminent first couple, whose story is equal parts biography, political ... (continued)
The Early Spanish Jews of New York
Thursday, November 18, 2010 through Friday, November 19, 2010

In the 15th century, the Jews of Spain and Portugal were forced to leave their homes on the Iberian peninsula, fleeing ... (continued)

Lincoln, 1860 & Secession
Thursday, December 02, 2010 through Thursday, December 02, 2010

Three renowned scholars revisit one of the most significant, pivotal years in American history: 1860. Throughout 1860, ... (continued)
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Tuesday, December 07, 2010 through Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Stacy Schiff, in conversation with Ron Chernow, brings to life her latest subject: Cleopatra. ... (continued)
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An Evening with Manuel Barrueco
Thursday, January 06, 2011 through Thursday, January 06, 2011

Join us for an evening of breathtaking music with internationally-renowned classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, as we celebrate ... (continued)


Muller v. Oregon: Over a Century Later
Thursday, January 27, 2011 through Thursday, January 27, 2011

In the historic case of Muller v. Oregon, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a 1903 Oregon statute ... (continued)

Obama’s America: War
Thursday, February 03, 2011 through Thursday, February 03, 2011

In this two-part lecture, Simon Schama explores the crucial issues and challenges that faced Barack Obama when he took ... (continued)
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Women and the White House
Thursday, February 10, 2011 through Thursday, February 10, 2011

Although America has yet to elect a woman to the presidency, many women have played important parts in shaping previous ... (continued)
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Andrew Johnson
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Andrew Johnson never expected to be president, but just six weeks after becoming Abraham Lincoln's vice president, he was ... (continued)
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Obama’s America: Banking
Thursday, February 17, 2011 through Thursday, February 17, 2011

In this two-part lecture, Simon Schama explores the crucial issues and challenges that faced Barack Obama when he took ... (continued)

message 9: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Thank you Vince.

message 10: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod

This looks like one fabulous event: October 16th, 2010

For those of you who love Bill Bryson, he is going to be here.

message 11: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Craig This looks awesome:


The Cold War Museum in conjunction with the Department of History & Art History at George Mason University (GMU) will convene a distinguished panel of historians, authors, and first hand participants to discuss and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. This FREE half day program will be held Saturday October 27, 2012 in the Harris Theater on the main campus of GMU, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax, Virginia. Seating is limited. Pre registration required. Program starts at 10:00 a.m. Immediately following the conference there will be a book signing reception.

Sergei Khrushchev, son of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and author of "Nikita Khrushchev and the creation of a superpower" will provide the keynote address. Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize winning author on Robert J. Oppenheimer and GMU History Professor, Michael Dobbs, Washington Post Reporter and author of “One Minute to Midnight,” and Svetlana Savranskaya, editor of “The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis” and National Security Archive's Director for Russian Archives and Institutes will conduct a roundtable discussion following Khrushchev’s remarks.

U-2 pilot Colonel Buddy Brown (USAF, Ret) and F8U-1P Crusaders pilot Lt. Commander Tad Riley (USN, Ret) who overflew Cuban SA-2 missile sites during the crisis will discuss their mission objectives and recollections. Photographic interpreter, Dino Brugioni, author of “Eyeball to Eyeball”, who briefed President Kennedy on the photos taken over Cuba, will provide a dramatic first hand account of the behind the scene activities of the Kennedy administration during those tense thirteen days in October 1962.

Immediately following the conference, there will be a book signing and sale with Sergei Khrushchev (“Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower”), Dino Brugioni (“Eyeball to Eyeball”), Michael Dobbs (“One Minute to Midnight”), Ken Jack (co-author "Blue Moon over Cuba: Aerial Reconnaissance during the Cuban Missile Crisis"), Norman Polmar and John D. Gresham (“DEFCON 2: Standing on the Brink of Nuclear War During the Cuban Missile Crisis”), Svetlana Savranskaya (editor “The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis”), Harvey Simon (“The Madman Theory”), and David Stokes ("Camelot’s Cousin").

Sponsors include David Stokes, Syneca Research Group, Inc., and Whit Williams. For more info on sponsorship opportunities, breakfast with the panelists, or to register to attend

message 12: by Colleen (new)

Colleen Browne So could anyone tell me if there are any current book discussions or polls? Thanks.

message 13: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Mar 03, 2013 07:01AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Vicki is leading a discussion right now and so am I although it is winding down. But it is never too late. This thread is not for what books we are reading but for announcing actual events in one neighborhood, locale, etc.

message 14: by Colleen (new)

Colleen Browne Thanks Bentley. How do I access it?

message 15: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
This is for the spotlighted book:

And this is for Vicki's book:

message 16: by Colleen (new)

Colleen Browne Thank you!

message 17: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Craig For those who have twitter accounts and enjoy the U.S. Civil War, the Civil War Trust is tweeting the Battle of Chickamauga:

It is a very cool use of twitter. Enjoy.

message 18: by Craig (new)

Craig (twinstuff) I had an opportunity today to meet a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Daniel Walker Howe, author of the 2007 award-winning book, What Hath God Wrought, covering the 1815-47 time period as part of the Oxford History of the United States Series. Howe and three other authors were meeting educators here in Houston in a symposium organized by Humanities Texas and while all the presenters were quite good, it was a particular thrill to meet and talk history with Howe, who is certainly one of the premier historians who has studied and written about the first half of the 19th century.

Howe focused his talk on the Second Great Awakening but covered such diverse topics as events leading to the Civil War, the Temperance Movement, Sectionalism, and the origins of the song 'Battle Hymn of the Republic.'

University of Tennessee historian Daniel Feller also gave a great talk on Andrew Jackson. It was a fun day.

What Hath God Wrought The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe by Daniel Walker Howe

Daniel Feller

message 19: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Craig I'm glad you had a chance to see such a great presentation, Craig.

Great job on the citations. If a author doesn't have a photo, go ahead and list that:

Daniel Feller (no photo)

message 20: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
If any of you have been fortunate to be invited to programs, talks, presentations that you think would be of interest to our history club members - please let us know. No self promotion of course.

Also, upcoming events and presentations that you might now about at your historical society, museum, or something that you heard was being offered on television, etc.

message 21: by Rhian (new)

Rhian (rhianima) | 1 comments Hello all,

I am aware of a literary event near me: it features non-fiction writers whose works touch on history, philosophy and politics.

They're holding it on Zoom, so the individual talks are open globally.

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