Introducing "This Week in History"

Enjoy this new addition to our at-home history content from Visitor Services and Program Coordinator, Alexandra Schneider. 



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One of the History Center’s new innovative perks of membership is being invited to join Executive Director Carol Summerfield for a virtual happy half hour via Zoom.

WHEN: We'll see you on Thursday, May 21st! The virtual happy half hour will start at 4:30 pm via Zoom

WHERE: In the comfort of your home.

WHO: Valued members of the History Center

WHAT TO EXPECT: An opportunity to provide your thoughts and opinions on innovative initiatives and projects. 

Be sure to RSVP today, we're excited to see you!  Lisa Frey will send you the Zoom invitation once she receives your RSVP.

New to Zoom? No worries! Let’s arrange a time to talk through how to download and use the free Zoom app. Please email


What our members are saying . . .




News of local cases of typhoid fever prompted alarm and warnings to boil water while tests were undertaken.

Typhoid fever is a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection spread through contaminated water, food or drink (or close contact with someone infected). Symptoms include high fever, headache, abdominal pain and rose-colored spots. Its incidence in the U.S. was finally on the decline from the first decade of the 1900s, which featured several deadly outbreaks, due to improved sanitation and the increased use of a vaccine developed in 1909.


Staff Picks: What to Watch this Weekend

Nini's Binge:  Foyle's War 

As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. The later series see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

You may have already seen this old PBS series. But if not, and you love a good detective show, you might really enjoy this! My mom was a young teenager growing up in German occupied Holland during WWII. She was sent to England to be fed after the war with several Dutch children who were also malnourished. The English people were so kind and generous in spite of everything they'd been through. I'm enjoying it not just because I have a little crush on Michael Kitchen, but because it brings me a little closer to my mom's experience, too.  I found it on Amazon Prime.


Last week's favorites:

Sally Bartholomew Downey: "I love Spring!"

Libby Cov: Nice path. Now do the driveway.

Britt Callahan: Here Kitty Kitty?

Randy Merrily Steffen: Go south young man!

William Westfall: A cold one at The Lantern you say?

Vicki Christofalos Kennedy: I swear my sister was just here. 

Let's see what silly subtitles you have for this week's #captionthis!

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Our Quest for Collecting Photos Continues!

A Candid Look at Covid-19 | Congrats to Tucker Strang and all of the LFC graduates!

We are proud to be a valued resource for LFC students and a learning center for college interns every year. We wish you all the best! 

Thank you for sharing your photos, videos and stories of life during the pandemic. Click here to see what we've collected so far! To participate please email

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