On July 31st at 7pm we will be hosting a movie night where we will be showing The Great Dictator; the 1940 classic starring Charlie Chaplin. Though World War II was very new, only having begun the year before,Chaplin pokes fun at Adolf Hitler, the Third Reich, and many of their policies. Propaganda short films from World War II will be shown before the feature. Light Refreshments will be available as well. Everyone should come check out this awesome film!
Finally, on August 21st at 7pm we will having History Night at the museum. Musicologist Kelsey Kramer McGinnis will be presenting her research findings of music inside Camp Algona. In addition, I will be presenting more information on my continued research of Axis prisoner of war camps and the treatment of Americans inside them. Jerry Yocum will introduce the next museum publication on the 29 men from Kossuth County that were prisoners of war in Germany and Japan that will be entitled "14,000 Nights".
All of these events are FREE, but donations are greatly appreciated so the museum can continue to put together fun evenings like this. Come nerd out with your fellow history geeks! :)