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September 2020

If you missed Gary Schindler’s historical lecture featuring “Songs from ‘Your Hit Parade’ in WWII” on Friday, Sept.25th, we are pleased to be able to offer a link to view a recording of the presentation.  Enjoy some of the major hit songs and performers from December 1941 through April 1945.  We had some technical difficulties with the music during the presentation, but are hopeful we have worked that out so our next presentation will be much clearer.  We hope you enjoy this series and are pleased to join Gary in presenting this wonderful historical information.

To listen to and view the presentation, click here.

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Instructions on how to view Historical Lecture Series:

1.  To access this presentation, click here
2.  You may be required to enter a meeting number/access code, which is:  133 449 0165
3.  You may also, be required to enter a password, which is:  Abhm2020

If you require a separate audio connection to the presentation (for instance, if your computer doesn’t have adequate audio playing capabilities), OR  if you just want to listen to the lecture and music with your phone, you can call in on this separate line: 877-668-4490.

In our ongoing effort to provide seniors with engaging educational opportunities Thorne Crest Senior Living Community is partnering with retired Riverland Community College administrator and local historian Gary Schindler to provide a monthly Historical Lecture Series, beginning September 25th and running through November 20th.

Schindler will be presenting the following historical topics:

“Songs from ‘Your Hit Parade’ in World War II” (Sept. 25 • 2pm)
Listeners will hear the original hit songs from performers from 1941 through 1945, as determined by the producers of ‘Your Hit Parade’.

“The Big Bands from Freeborn County to the United States – 1937 to 1945”
(Oct. 16 • 2pm)
This review of the Big Band Era will examine bands that played through southern Minnesota and then focus on the leaders, bands and tunes that dominated popular music in the late 1930’s through the end of WWII.

“Drama in the Kennedy Limousine – November 22, 1963” (Nov. 20 • 2pm)
As we approach the 57thanniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, this lecture will examine the reaction of the people in the President’s limousine; what they said and what they saw over the course of eleven seconds that changed history forever.

Participants will be able to watch the lectures live, online, or call-in to listen to the presentations.  Linking instructions are provided above.  Contact Catherine/Thorne Crest at 507-373-2311 for more information.



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