Press RoomSPIES Programming
June 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neville Public Museum to Offer SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS Programming
Green Bay, WI---June 29, 2015---The Neville Public Museum is pleased to offer several FREE programs in conjunction with our SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS exhibit and serve as a location for community conversation.
The following programs will be offered this summer:
The 1970 Sterling Hall Bombing
Tuesday, July 7, 6:00 p.m.
This illustrated lecture—informed in part by recent oral histories conducted at UW Madison—focuses on the August 1970 bombing of the Army Mathematics Research Center, housed in Sterling Hall on the campus of UW Madison. Orchestrated by radicals in opposition to the war in Vietnam, the bombing resulted in extensive property damage, the death of an innocent bystander and a decline in subsequent antiwar protest.
Presented by: Stephen Kercher
America's Most Infamous Terrorist Organization Goes Mainstream: The Ku Klux Klan Marches Down Pennsylvania Avenue
Tuesday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.
During the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan, America's most infamous and formidable terrorist organization, tried to cast itself as the true expression of American patriotism and the American people. Millions of people agreed - joining the organization and diversifying their activities beyond their reputation of intimidation and violence. The culmination of their efforts came in 1925 when tens of thousands of them marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in full garb and regalia.
Presented by: Mike Jacobs, Associate Professor of History University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County
Fear, Freedom, and Foreigners: Close to Home
Tuesday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.
Wisconsin reflected locally the national issues that this series, SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS: Fear and Freedom in America explores. A 1917 trail of Italian alleged anarchists in Milwaukee, in the first fearful days off this nation's fighting in WWI, became a proxy proceeding for the deadly, unsolved bombing of Milwaukee's central police station. That nearly-forgotten bombing killed more American police officers than any other act of terror until September 11, 2001.
Presented by: Dean Strang
These programs are free and open to the public.
Check our website, www.NevillePublicMuseum.org for more information about SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS, and stay tuned for more summer programming announcements!
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
Click here for PDF »