Adult Programs

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APRIL 2018 ADULT PROGRAMS
Sunday, April 22


The Real Red Baron: Manfred von Richthofen & the WWI Aviators


Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cost: FREE to Members; $5 Non-Members


Join University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign history professor, author, and scholar Peter Fritzsche as he explores the myth and reality of the chivalrous solo pilots who played a legendary role during World War I and across the 20th century—including the notorious Red Baron. Learn about the origins of the “dog fight” and its obsolescence by the end of the Great War, which killed off many of the most famous aces (including Richthofen).  Learn about new squadron leaders like Hermann Goering who followed the WWI aces and played infamous roles in the rise of the Nazis.
Location: Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Registration required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879

MAY 2018 ADULT PROGRAMS


Wednesday, May 16 
Bus Tour: First Division Museum at Cantigny
Time: 12:45-4:00 p.m. Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members


Explore World War I history on an adult field trip to the newly redesigned First Division Museum at Cantigny. After the guided tour, participants will have the opportunity to explore the picturesque grounds on their own before departing. Fee includes round trip school bus transportation and guided tour. 
Location: Meet at Elmhurst History Museum Education Center, 120 E. Park Ave., Elmhurst
Registration required: Online on Eventbrite or call 630-530-6879