Waupaca Lunch & Learn: Historical Society

Lunch & Learn- More Than Just ‘Old Stuff’

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Enjoy a catered lunch and a visit with Tracy Behrendt, Director of the Waupaca Historical Society, Mark Kirk, Depot Volunteer & WHS Vice President, and Barbara Fay Wiese, Hutchinson House Curator. Online registration is now closed. Please call 715-258-4414 to make your reservation.

Tracy and her colleagues will show off some of the Waupaca Historical Society’s hidden treasures and tell us a little about the history of each one.

Lunch & Learn: Pearl Harbor

The attack at Pearl Harbor is the single event most often associated with World War II. For many Americans, it symbolizes the evils that were victoriously overcome. But what actually happened 75 years ago, December 7, 1941? And what was the sequence of events that led to Japan’s brutal aggression? This power-Pointe presentation explores the historical relationship between Japan and the United States, and details the beginning of our involvement in WW II. From the sinking of the Arizona to the creation of its unique floating monument, this is a tribute to the men and women who served in the Pacific Theatre, and a salute to the bravery and courage epitomized on that historic day.

Lunch & Learn – Charles Lindbergh’s Path to Glory

Historian Dick Campbell on The Story of Charles Lindbergh’s Path to Glory

The day after which nothing would ever be the same for him was Friday, May 20, 1927. That morning, alone in a little plane powered by a single engine, Charles A. Lindbergh took off from a muddy field on the outskirts of New York. His destination was Paris. If everything went according to plan – and from earliest childhood he had taken pains to see that everything always went according to plan – he would become the first person in history to fly non-stop from New York to Paris. This power-point presentation shows how Lindbergh achieved this historical event.