'Oh, the humanity!' Glen Ellyn Historical Society hosts Hindenburg disaster program

  • On Saturday, Feb. 19, hear the story of the Hindenburg disaster from historian and actor Terry Lynch at the Glen Ellyn History Center.

    On Saturday, Feb. 19, hear the story of the Hindenburg disaster from historian and actor Terry Lynch at the Glen Ellyn History Center. Courtesy of Glen Ellyn Historical Society

 
 
Updated 1/17/2022 6:33 PM

On Saturday, Feb. 19, the Glen Ellyn Historical Society will host a program titled "Oh, The Humanity! The Hindenburg Disaster" at 2 p.m. at the Glen Ellyn History Center, 800 N. Main St.

Actor and historian Terry Lynch will portray radio journalist Herb Morrison, reporting for WLS Chicago. On May 6, 1937, Morrison was sent to Naval Air Station Lakehurst in New Jersey to cover the Hindenburg's second year of commercial transatlantic passenger service. What Morrison witnessed that day turned out to be one of the greatest disasters of the 20th century.

 

Hear Lynch, portraying Morrison, explain the historical significance of the dirigible Hindenburg, as well as he recounts the horrific details of that day.

Refreshments will be served. Admission is $8, $6 for historical society members, or $5 for students, age 18 or younger.

For information, call (630) 469-1867 and check the GEHS website at www.GlenEllynHistory.org.

Follow www.facebook.com/glenellynhistory/.

Free parking is available at the history center, behind Stacy's Tavern Museum, and on surrounding lots and streets. The History Center is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchair accessible restrooms. Tickets for events may be purchased in person at Stacy's Corners Store or by calling (630) 469-1867, or at the event.

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