Join us at the Fort Ouiatenon Blockhouse for French Living History Events portraying the French colonial period of the early 18th century. Talented living historians will be on hand to talk about the French fur trade, Native American and French culture of the period. No admissions. Programs are free.
“The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)
At the end of World War II, Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), Al Stevenson (Fredric March) and Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) return home to Boone City. Fred was a decorated captain in the Army Air Forces in Europe, Al a sergeant in the Army who saw action in the Pacific, and Homer a sailor who served on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. Homer’s ship was sunk, killing many of his fellow sailors; his arms were burned off below the elbow and he now uses metal hook prostheses. The three men share first a plane trip then a cab ride and become friends. This is the story of the struggle these veterans had in re-adjusting to civilian life after experiencing the horrors of World War II.
Admission $5.00 per person.
Author Angie Klink will talk about the late Kirby Risk, who called himself “a small-town businessman from the banks of the Wabash.” Klink wrote Kirby’s Way: how Kirby and Caroline Risk built their company on kitchen-table values, a compelling biography of kind, quirky Kirby Risk and his founding of Lafayette’s Kirby Risk Corporation in 1926 with $500 her borrowed from his father. Filled with history of Lafayette, Indiana, and America, Kirby’s Way is a feel-good story about a self-made man. Klink will talk about the Risks’ love of community, charity work, Purdue University, and much more. books will be available. www.angieklink.com
Complimentary wine and cheese provided by Wild Cat Creek Winery.
The History of IU Health Arnett
Join Koreen Kyhnell as she shares insights into the history of Indiana University Health Arnett in Lafayette and the surrounding communities. It all began with two distinguished physicians, Dr. A. C. Arnett and Dr. Franklin Smith Crockett. From this partnership the Arnett- Crockett Clinic was founded in 1922, based upon Dr. Arnett’s vision of a clinic of specialists offering a broad spectrum of medical treatment in one facility. Now almost 100 years later, IU Health Arnett continues to build upon Dr. Arnett’s vision.
Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy a mini presentation. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.