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Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Jack Clemons
An insider’s view of NASA’s Apollo Moon Program, an informative and entertaining account of life as a young engineer working on the greatest adventure of our times. Clemons will include vintage photographs and anecdotes drawn from his time as a lead engineer supporting the Apollo astronauts during their return flight from the Moon. He’ll also share some little known stories about the people and teamwork that saved both the Apollo 12 and Apollo 13 missions from near disaster.
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Lucas R. Clawson
The DuPont Company played a major role in arming and equipping America’s military during World War II. Though better known for manufacturing things like smokeless powder, TNT, Nylon, and Teflon, DuPont also had a hand in the Manhattan Project and the development of atomic weapons. Come learn about how DuPont helped usher in the Nuclear Age in this talk by Hagley Historian Lucas R. Clawson.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:30 am
Presenter: Micheal Nazarewycz
From the opera house and movie palace to the modern multiplex, the big screen in Delaware is more than a century old. Hollywood legend Cary Grant visited the Playhouse in 1955, fondly recalling his days on its stage as a child actor. Clint Eastwood came to Wilmington for a secret test screening of his film The Gauntlet at the Branmar Cinema. The groundbreaking history of Star Wars includes a Delaware theater that was one of only forty-five in the country to open the film. Author Michael J. Nazarewycz recounts the cinematic history of Delaware’s movie theaters.
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