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History

Abraham Lincoln: An Imaginary Fireside Chat with the 16th President
Presenter: Jack Buckles
Wednesday, February 12, 10 – 11:15 a.m.
No Charge – Reservations required by February 10  
Mr. Buckles will portray Lincoln as he engages the audience in conversation. 

Beginning Genealogy
Three Tuesdays; April 8, 15, 22; 10-11 a.m.
Presenter: Jack Carmichael
No Charge – Reservations required by April 4 
This 3-day course will cover valuable resources that will aid you in researching your family history, such as how to locate, examine, and organize records. Computer research is not included in this course. Limited to 15 participants. 

The Civil War: How It Was Won and Lost 
Tuesday, May 6, 10 – 11:15 a.m. 
Presenter: Jack Buckles 
No Charge – Reservations Required by May 2
Mr. Buckles, local lawyer and historian, will discuss events that occurred during the Civil War which shaped our history as well as the outcome of the war.

Famous Romans, Part 2
Six Wednesdays, March 19-April 23, 10-11:15 a.m.
Facilitator: Richard Kennison
No Charge – Reservations Required by March 17
Produced by The Teaching Company, this twelve-lecture DVD series retells the lives of the remarkable individuals—the statesmen, thinkers, warriors, and writers—who shaped the history of the Roman Empire and, by extension, our own history and culture. You may attend these session without having attended Part One.

Topics Covered Each Date:
Mar. 19: Brutus and the Opposition to Caesar; Cicero
Mar. 26: Augustus; Vergil
Apr. 2: Claudius; Nero
Apr. 9: Trajan; Hadrian
Apr. 16: Epictetus; Apuleius
Apr. 23: Plutarch, Suetonius, and Tacitus; Marcus Aurelius

Military Airplane Nose Art: An American Tradition
Wednesday, April 30, 10-11:15 a.m.
Presenter: Richard Kennison
No Charge – Reservations Required by April 28 
Colorful images painted on the nose sections of American military planes have been widely celebrated and just as widely reviled. As an American tradition the controversy surrounding its history and cultural value is fascinating!