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    • Tuesday, June 27th, 7:00 pm
      Cup Check Please: A Scholarly Talk on a Jocular Subject
      You could say that speaker Ellie Carlson, manager of The Chicago Salmon Vintage Base Ball team, has extensive experience with "supporting athletes." In this revealing presentation, Ellie explores the history of, well, the jock strap, and illustrates some of the more unusual versions that seem nearly insane to modern sentiments.
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    • Wednesday, June 28th, 11:15 am
      Art Appreciation: Hidden Stories Behind Spanish Masterpieces
      On a recent trip to Madrid, Spain, Garlands member Sharon Thomson explored the works of three major Spanish artists – Diego Velazquez, El Greco and Francisco Goya. She will take you through a three-part series this summer. The first discussion will direct attention to Velazquez and one of his finest paintings, “Las Meninas.” Come explore the hidden stories behind these masterpieces!
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    • Tuesday, July 25th, 10:00 am
      Halsey’s Typhoon: The Story of an Epic Storm and Rescue
      On December 14, 1944, the Third Fleet, commanded by Admiral Bull Halsey, sailed directly into the path of Typhoon Cobra with its 150-mph winds and 90-foot high waves. The storm sunk three destroyers and sent 900 men into shark-infested waters. The tiny Destroyer Escort USS Tabberer, commanded by a naval reservist, heroically saved 55 lives. These real events inspired "The Caine Mutiny" novel and movie.
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    • Wednesday, July 26th, 11:15 am
      Art Appreciation: El Greco
      Discuss the Spanish artist, El Greco. Explore his work for which he is known as a prophet of modernism for his strong colors and sinuous figures. Join us to hear about his life in Toledo, Spain and his famous work, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.
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    • Thursday, August 3rd, 2:30 pm
      Ashfall Fossil Beds
      Native American elders looked out onto the Great Plains and saw the spirits of horses, giraffes and other animals non-existent in their times. Europeans ignored those stories like they ignored other matters of “the primitives.” But both peoples found animal bones and trees of stone they did not understand. A far away super caldera had erupted and covered vast areas of a green, lush landscape 10-12 million years ago. Ashfall has remained to tell its astonishing story of giraffe-like camels, rhinos, raccoon dogs, llama-like camels and five types of horses.
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    • Thursday, August 10th, 2:30 pm
      Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village
      Every culture has unique art forms, living habits and behaviors that can be used to help trace them through time. As modern people, we often fail to realize how far ancient peoples traveled across oceans and continents until we come upon evidence that cannot be disputed.
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