Our next meeting will be on Monday, April 22, 2013. Author Sandy Lundin will discuss her book, Four Continents to Freedom, which is the true story of the life of Millie Rytel, who was abducted from Poland during the 1940’s and eventually found freedom in the United States in the Calumet Region. The program begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Community Room of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL. As always, the audience will be invited to share their own stories of WWII. Refreshments will be served, so donations of cookies, etc. will be most welcome. (Maybe a good time for some Polish treats?!)
Also keep alert for our upcoming geocaching adventure.
Our meeting will take place on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing. Come and meet author Kathryn Atwood who will highlight stories from her book, “Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage,Sabotage, Resistance and Rescue.”
As we have done all year, we encourage people to bring their own stories and memories of their family members from what has been called “the greatest generation.”
Our February meeting will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013, at 6: p.m. and will feature a presentation by the Dodo Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. This program continues our yearlong focus on World War II and how it impacted Lansing residents. This meeting will be held in the Grand Lobby of Thornton Fractional South High School, 18500 Burnham Ave., Lansing, IL. and will be hosted by the TF South History Club. Following the presentation, History Club members will offer a tour of the newer additions to the school.
The Festival of Lights annual display of Christmas trees from around the world will open at the Lansing Historical Society’s meeting on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lansing Public Library. After a brief meeting, the Thornton Fractional South Chorale will present a musical program. Guests will then tour the museum which will feature more than 30 trees. The Christmas customs of different countries will be highlighted, along with trees representing various aspects of Lansing. Refreshments will be served. The public is most welcome.
Next meeting: Monday, October 22, 2012, “Memorial Dedication in Bruz, France.” Lifelong Lansing resident and Lansing Historical Society member, Don Olsen, recounts his trip this past summer to France where a memorial was dedicated on June 9, 2012, to the crew of the B-24 Bomber called the “Boxcar.” Don’s older brother was a member of the crew killed when the plane was shot down on June 7, 1944. Meetings are held in the Community Room of the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave, Lansing, Illinois.