The History Center is offering our yearly tribute to April Fool’s Day, Fool Hardy History. Fool Hardy History challenges the public to identify unusual or mysterious objects from the museum’s 28,000 piece object collection. Guesses are submitted to History Center staff, and the individuals with the most correct guesses will prizes. The contest runs from 1-4pm Saturday, March 31 at the History Center. Regular admission rates apply.
In April, come to the History Center to hear a George R. Mather Lecture presented by Kayleen Reusser. This lecture, titled “They Did It for Honor: Stories of American World War II Veterans,” will take place on Sunday, April 1st at 2PM. The George R. Mather Lectures are free and open to the public.
Reusser has interviewed 200+ of the 16.5 million American men and women who served in the American military at home and abroad during World War II from 1941-1945. She has written two books from their stories, including harrowing tales of the Battle of the Bulge, Iwo Jima, Philippines and beyond. She hopes that by recording what our soldiers experienced and how they persevered, we can learn to appreciate what we have and gain respect for those who fought for this generation. Reusser implements her talks to groups with photos and information gained from a 12-day tour of World War II battlefield sites that she and her husband participated in during June 2017.
The History Center is located at 302 East Berry Street in Fort Wayne. For more information call (260) 426-2882