Where History and Heroes  Meet


Featured Program

Featured Program:

"Eva Kor & the CANDLES Museum" 

Guest speaker: Alex Kor, Vice-President of Community Engagement

Alex is the son of Michael and Eva Kor. Both parents were Holocaust survivors. 

Eva Kor was founder of the CANDLES Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana.

WWII Roundtable Dinner Program​​​ Monday, February 27, 2023

​​WWII Roundtable Dinner Program, Monday, May 22, 2023

(L - R:) WWII Roundtable member (and WWII veteran) Bob Begeman and Guest speaker Sgt. Major Robert Brown, US Marine Corps, Feb. 27, 2023

Featured program:

“History in Your Own Backyard”
Sergeant Major Robert Brown, born in Rushville, IN in 1927, enlisted in March 1945; he intended to go into the Merchant Marines, but by accident became a Marine. Post-WW2, he was a drill instructor in Korea as well as in Vietnam!

Guest speaker:

​Sgt. Major Robert Brown, US Marine Corps
With interviewer, Karl Kleinbub

Featured program:

"Our Service Our Stories, Indiana Veterans Recall Their World War II Experiences," Volume 3

Two guest speakers:

1. Ron May, author of "Our Service Our Stories" highlighted the stories of Indiana Veterans whom he had interviewed and written about in his latest book. 

2. World War II Marine William A. Branic gave a summary of his service in the Pacific during WWII.

WWII Roundtable Dinner Program, Monday, April 24, 2023

"Finding a monument for fallen WWII Soldier
​Pvt. Robert J. Whalen" 

Guest speaker: Catherine Whalen Purdy, Pvt. Robert J. Whalen's niece

..."How a family in Indiana discovered the final story of "Pvt. Robert J. Whalen, who was the only American soldier killed in action on August 29, 1944, during the liberation of Vailly-sur-Aisne in northern France."...

Featured Program: ​​

"He Never Complained: Stories of an Everyday Man" 

Guest dinner speakers:​ David and Evan Humphrey

The speakers shared the story of their family member, the late Pvt. George Humphrey, who served in the 36th Infantry Division in North Africa, Italy and France and who was a recipient of numerous medals.

WWII Roundtable Dinner Program​​​ Monday, January 23, 2023

(L-R) Kathryn Lerch, VP WWII RT Exec. Board and 

Ronald P. May, US Navy Reserve, author

WWII Roundtable Dinner Program​​, Monday, March 27, 2023

William A. Branic, WWII Marine