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First Division Museum: History Speaks

Saturday, February 15, 2014

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, history is alive in suburban Wheaton at the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park. Based on research using actual veterans' letters, diaries and photographs, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble will portray veterans of World War I through Desert Storm. Ensemble members will present monologues and answer questions in the roles of veterans.

Paul Herbert, Executive Director of the First Division Museum, and Jack Ryan, Artistic Director of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, joined us live from the museum during our ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sunday Morning to tell us all about "History Speaks," as well as another event.

History Speaks

Saturday, February 15, 2014 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park 1S151 Winfield Rd Wheaton, IL 60187 Admission: Free with $5 parking fee

Date with History: Author Yvonne Latty

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 pm)

In this celebration of Black History Month, Latty will discuss, "We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, from World War II to the War in Iraq." Her collection of oral histories recognizes two dozen unsung military heroes of every stripe, from a black medic on Omaha Beach to a nurse who ferried wounded soldiers by helicopter during the Vietnam War. A book signing will follow Latty's presentation and copies of "We Were There" will be available for sale.

Regular museum hours:

February: Friday- Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. March-April: Tuesday - Sunday, 10 - 4 p.m.

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