Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour
Jenny Thompson Evanston History Center 225 Greenwood Street Evanston, IL 60201 847-475-3410
The Evanston History Center Presents:
“Operation Freedom: The Berlin Airlift”
An Under the Buffalo Presentation by Anette Isaacs
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7pm
At the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL
It was perhaps one of the greatest adventures in American military history: the Berlin airlift of 1948. When Soviet troops closed all access routes to West Berlin by land, sea, and rail, thus threatening the lives of more than two million people and provoking the first major international crisis of the Cold War, American General Lucius D. Clay did not hesitate and proceeded to build a bold and fantastic bridge across the sky, involving nearly 700 planes and more than 250 000 flights over a period of 14 months. Join German Historian and Evanston Resident Anette Isaacs for a fascinating discussion of this exciting time in postwar history.
Admission: $5 (Free for EHC members)
Membership information and sign-up available at the event.
WHERE: 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL 60201 (The Evanston History Center in the Charles Gates Dawes House)
WHO: Open to the Public. Reservations Recommended.
LOCATION: The Evanston History Center is housed in the national landmark, Charles Gates Dawes House at 225 Greenwood, Evanston, IL 60201. We are located half an hour north of Chicago’s Loop, and we are accessible by public transportation. Free parking is available on the street.
Car: Take either 94 or 294 to Dempster Street and go east. Greenwood Street is one block north of Dempster Street.
Train: Take CTA to Dempster Street or Metra to Davis Street, and go east. (Davis Street is a few blocks north of Greenwood.)
For more information visit: www.evanstonhistorycenter.org