After our organization interviewed about two dozen individuals, we realized that many were great storytellers! Thus, our spring/fall lecture series was born in 2012.

We are grateful to the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, Horsham, PA for allowing us to hold our first few live lectures at their facility. We relocated our live programming to The Fuge starting in November 2012.

Unless otherwise announced, we hold lectures on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm EST/EDT in March, April and May for our Spring series, and return for our Fall Series in September and October, concluding with an Annual Veterans Tribute and Fuge Open House in November.

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, we have converted our lectures to webinars in order to ensure that no one is placed at inadvertent risk. We hope to return to live events at The Fuge in the future. Our 2020 webinars are archived for on-demand viewing out our YouTube Channel 

Please refer to this link for a listing of past lecture topics and speakers: Link

Upcoming Events

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Steinstuecken: A Little Pocket of Freedom

Feb. 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

When the Cold War split Berlin in half, between East and West, one neighborhood was trapped in the middle and became a symbol of Cold War tensions. For more than twenty years, the hamlet of Steinstuecken was caught in a tug-of-war between the Ame…

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Brewster Aeronautics at Johnsville

March 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society and Jim Rubillo for the tumultuous story of the Brewster Aeronautical Corporation.

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The Regulus Missile

April 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society for a discussion of the Navy's Regulus Missile with historian David Stumpf.

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The SA-2 and U-2: Secrets Revealed

May 12, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Travel back over 60 years to the SA-2 shoot-down of the U-2 piloted by Francis Gary Powers over the USSR on May 1, 1960. 

Learn why records and eyewitness accounts were classified and hidden in the Russian Military Archives.

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Did Static Electricity –Not Gus Grissom – Blow the Hatch on Liberty Bell 7?

June 9, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Did astronaut Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom deliberately (or accidentally) blow the hatch on his Project Mercury spacecraft, Liberty Bell 7, or did some other technical or procedural deficiency contribute to the failure at the end …

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Clandestine Ops in Central Pennsylvania

July 14, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society for a discussion with John Ramirez, former CIA Officer who worked for 25 years in the Intelligence Community. John served within the Directorate of Science and Technology, the Directo…

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The Corporal: America's first ballistic guided missile

Aug. 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Southeastern PA Cold War Historical Society and historian and author Greg Kennedy for a discussion of the Corporal Missile-- America's first ballistic guided missile!

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Cold War Defense of the Pittsburgh Region (1946-1974)

Sept. 8, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Veteran Richard Naruschoff discusses the Cold War defense of the Pittsburgh Region.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis (60th Anniversary)

Oct. 13, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Southeastern PA Cold War Historical Society and historian and author Alice George for a discussion of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its impact on America's Cold War psyche.

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In the Shadow of the Hindu Kush: A-10 ‘Warthog’ Flying and Leadership in Afghanistan (2002-2008)

Nov. 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Colonel Gregory Marston was a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978. He graduated from USAF pilot training in 1979 and flew the A-10, A-37, OV-10 and C-141 aircraft in the active duty Air Force and Air National Guard. He has participated…