Historical Society announces fall lecture and dinner programs
The Manitowoc County Historical Society has announced the return of its Hungry for History lecture and dinner programs for fall 2021.
Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin Thursday, September 23, 2021
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Through diaries, letters, and newspaper articles, author Kerry Trask weaves together personal viewpoints and wartime events to reflect the passions of the times and describes the conflicts encountered by the men who went to war and the people who remained at home. Through excerpts from his book “Fire Within: A Civil War Narrative from Wisconsin” you will learn about the experiences of Manitowoc County citizens during the Civil War.
The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining, & Style Thursday, October 21, 2021
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
April 14, 1912. It was an unforgettable night. In the last hours before the Titanic struck the iceberg, passengers in all classes were enjoying unprecedented luxuries. Innovations in food, drink, and de´cor made this voyage the apogee of Edwardian elegance. Join author Veronica Hinke as she brings the Titanic’s tragic but eternally glamorous maiden voyage back to life. In addition to stirring accounts of individual tragedy and survival, The Last Night on the Titanic offers tried-and-true recipes, newly invented styles, and classic cocktails to reproduce a glittering world of sophistication at sea.
These programs are part of the Society's Hungry for History series with a meal following the program. Doors will open at 5 pm for the programs. Programs will be held at the Lighthouse Inn, 1515 Memorial Dr., Two Rivers. The presentation will begin at 5:30 pm with a meal to follow. If you have dietary restrictions, please note that when placing your reservation to attend the program.
Advanced registration required by calling (920) 684-4445 or visiting the museum's website at ManitowocCountyHistory.org. The cost is $20 for MCHS Members and $30 Non-members. Full payment is due at the time of registration. To receive the discount for members, the purchaser must be a current member of MCHS.
About the Manitowoc County Historical Society Nestled in the scenic rolling Ice Age Kettle Moraine countryside of Eastern Wisconsin, the Manitowoc County Historical Society is a museum of living history. This 60-acre interpretive museum of local history features a Welcome Center with local history exhibits and research services and the outdoor Pinecrest Historical Village - a collection of over 25 historic buildings with period furnishings from Manitowoc County's early settlers.
Pinecrest Historical Village began in 1970 with a land donation from the Hugo and Eleanor Vetting family. The Village has grown to represent a reproduction of a small Wisconsin community during the early 1900s. The buildings form the commercial, social, and political core of a town and they represent several architectural styles of Wisconsin's history. The furnishings, items, and tools in the various buildings used by the Pinecrest Village interpreters are either original pieces or carefully researched reproductions.
For more information on the Manitowoc County Historical Society, contact the museum at (920) 684-4445 or ManitowocCountyHistory.org.