Monday, June 30, 2014

Speaker Series #6 ~ Monuments Men

Sotterley Plantation is proud to partner with 
The Boeing Company in announcing 
the upcoming 2014 Speaker Series 
presentation entitled:

Michael J. Kurtz, Ph.D.
“Monuments Men”
Wednesday, September 17  |  7:00 p.m. in the Barn
In the long saga of cultural looting and destruction, the Nazi war was unprecedented in its ideological ferocity and brutal effectiveness on Europe’s cultural heritage. Yet, in the midst of the destruction wrought by the Nazis, a band of men and women serving in the U.S. military during World War II, known as the Monuments Men, fought a valiant struggle to preserve what could be saved and to restore precious objects to devastated communities.  This presentation will explore why the Nazis sought to obliterate the cultural heritage of the Jewish people and others who were considered “inferior races.”  Front and center will be the work of the Monuments Men, who fought to counter Nazi depredations and the successes they achieved.  From the 1930’s until today the story of cultural restoration continues! 
This event is FREE to the public. 
Advance reservations are required due to limited seating. 
Call 301-373-2280 to make your reservation.
Because of the generous grant and continued support from The Boeing Company, Sotterley Plantation is able to offer this important community outreach, fulfilling its mission to preserve, research, and interpret Sotterley Plantation’s diverse cultures and environments and to serve the world as an educational, cultural, and community resource.

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