The Cold War in Outer Space and At the State Level: The Soviet/American Space Race, and How the Cold War Affected Wisconsin

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    Date(s) - 03/03/2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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    Old Bust Head Brewery

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    Would You Like to Know What It Took to Catch Up to and Overtake the Soviets in Space?

     

    And How the Cold War Rivalry Affected People at the State Level?

     

     

    Ask the Experts Who Wrote the Key Books

     

     

    The Cold War Museum, in cooperation with Old Bust Head Brewing Company, invites you to attend a presentation by Gene Eisman, the Museum’s expert on Soviet and American aviation during the Cold War and a national authority on the Cold War space race, and Chris Sturdevant, historian and Chairman of the Midwest Chapter of the Cold War Museum, on:

    The Cold War in Outer Space and At the State Level:

    The Soviet/American Space Race, and How the Cold War Affected Wisconsin

     

    Gene Eisman, co-author of Epic Rivalry: The Inside Story of The Soviet and American Space Race (National Geographic, Washington, DC, 2007), will present this competition in a way you haven’t heard before. Epic Rivalry tells the story from both the American and the Russian points of view, and shows how each space-faring nation played a vital role in stimulating the work of the other. He’ll cover the “parallel universes” of the two space exploration programs, with visionaries Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev and political leaders John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev at the epicenters.  Gene is an independent historian and expert on the Cold War. He has traveled extensively in Russia/the former Soviet Union, including attending the famed Moscow Air Show, and is an expert on Soviet/Russian aviation. He has been a volunteer and lecturer at National Air and Space Museum since 2000. Previously he worked as a journalist for a national news wire service, covering a presidential Summit meeting between President Johnson and Soviet Premier Kosygin, and he has testified twice before the U.S. Senate.

     

     

    Chris Sturdevant, author of Cold War Wisconsin, will discuss the Cold War in a local context. Discover why Josef Stalin’s only daughter settled in rural Wisconsin, how small Lake Michigan towns are forever linked to the USS Pueblo and a Sputnik crash, and other Badger State connections to the larger Cold War conflict abroad. Chris is a children’s librarian who lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His interest in the Cold War began while growing up during the 1980s. He studied history and physics at Carroll University, and he is a U.S. Air Force veteran and chairman of the Midwest Chapter of the Cold War Museum. Chris has represented Team USA in master’s level track championships on three continents, and his travels have taken him to North Korea, Chernobyl and Afghanistan.

     

    This is the nineteenth in a series of presentations sponsored by the Museum featuring expert eyewitnesses to, and other authorities on, significant Cold War and related events and activities. Presentations occur at the brewery or at the Vint Hill Craft Winery, followed by special access to the Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants.

    Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019

    (NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PRESENTATION BUT CANNOT ATTEND BECAUSE THEY ARE AT A DISTANCE, HAVE A CONFLICT, ETC., THEY MAY BUY A TICKET VIA EVENTBRITE LIKE ATTENDEES  AND THEN ACCESS THE EVENT VIDEO ONLINE AFTER THE EVENT VIA A LINK THAT CWM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JASON HALL WILL SEND THEM. TO ARRANGE, EMAIL JASON AT JASON@COLDWAR.ORG.)

    Time: 1:00 PM. (Arrival at the brewery: 12:30-1:00 PM)

    Cost: $25, including the presentation; a $7 coupon toward a craft beer draft, Kombucha or other drink; a $10 contribution to the Cold War Museum; and special access to the Museum (next door) for event participants following the presentation. TICKETS AT THE DOOR, IF AVAILABLE, WILL BE $35.

    Location: Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, https://www.oldbusthead.com/, and the Cold War Museum, 7142 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill, VA 20187, www.coldwar.org

     

    TICKETS AND DETAILED INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE ON EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cold-war-in-outer-space-and-at-the-state-level-the-sovietamerican-space-race-and-how-the-cold-tickets-56260685224

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