Peenemunde, Germany was the testing ground for Nazi Germany’s V-1 and V-2 rockets. When rockets were launched from there in 1942 and reached space, it marked the beginning of space exploration. Derek Monroe, Lake County-based international journalist and writer, visited Peenemunde in March and will share details of his trip.
Join Kevin Andel to discover Space Age Spin-offs that you use every day! This presentation will focus on consumer spin-offs from the exploration of space. Including both private (SpaceX) as and governmental (US, China and Europe) access to space regarding lunar and Mars exploration.
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert.
Alexander Hamilton was born in the Caribbean and abandoned as a child. In this historical portrayal by veteran actor Terry Lynch, you’ll discover how these humble beginnings planted the seeds of opportunity for this founding father.
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert. Chicago’s iconic pair of lions, that have stood guard in front of the Art Institute since 1894, were donated by Florence Lathrop as a tribute to her husband Henry Field (Marshall’s brother). Florence’s family was one of Chicago’s most prominent and influential families yet they kept a low profile; in fact the lions are never called the “Lathrop Lions”. Come learn about the family that you never heard of that made such an impact on Chicago.