First Division Museum to host two free online history presentations

Daily Herald report
Updated 11/28/2021 5:34 PM

The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton will host two free online history lectures this December.

The first presentation is titled "Date with History: Brothers in Valor," and is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2. It features author Robert F. Jefferson discussing his book "Brothers in Valor: The Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded the Medal of Honor."


The next presentation is "A Day That Will Live in Infamy: The Attack on Pearl Harbor," and is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9. Tricia Menke, curator of education at the National Museum of the American Sailor at Naval Station Great Lakes, discusses the shocking attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941. Menke examines events leading up to the Japanese invasion, how sailors and nurses responded and the aftermath and legacy of the attack.

These free events are presented online via the Zoom platform. Both require advance registration at

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