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
Feb. 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with Gary Powers, Jr, author of several books on his father, Frances Gary Powers, CIA U-2 pilot who was shot down in May, 1960 while flying over Soviet airspace.
Feb. 16, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Join Eleanor O'Rangers, President of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society, as she discusses interesting stories and factoids of Cold War-related activities that occurred in Bucks County, PA.
The Cold War in Bucks County: Preparing Astronauts to Win the Space Race (an Indian Valley Public Library webinar!)
March 11, 2021 at 7 p.m.
Special Lecture for the Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA!
Join Eleanor O'Rangers, President of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Cold War Historical Society, as she discusses some of the history pertaining to the Space Race that took…
March 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with author Alice George on her new book, "The Last American Hero: The Remarkable Life of John Glenn."
April 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a presentation by Teasel Muir-Harmony on her new book, "Operation Moonglow–
A Political History of Apollo."
May 13, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a first-hand account of the U.S. and Russian lunar rover programs during the Space Race with Ron Creel.
June 10, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a first-hand account of the Titan Missile Program with Mike Pierce.
July 8, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a presentation by Mike Shesol on his new book, "Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War."
Aug. 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a presentation on the Dyna-Soar (X-20) program with Roy Houchin.
Sept. 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join Greg Kennedy for a presentation on Project ManHigh... the pre-astronauts!
Oct. 14, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Author and historian Michelle Evans returns for her presentation on Mike Adams-- the sole pilot fatality during the famed X-15 rocketplane program.
Dec. 9, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for our final webinar of 2021 with a special panel discussion with former researchers, operators and even a volunteer who rode the world's most powerful human centrifuge-- the Dynamic Flight Simulator, aka Johnsville Centrifuge!