|German American Heritage Center Sunday, July 24 2:00 p.m.|
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|Written by German American Heritage Center|
|Tuesday, 05 July 2011 14:54|
"Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin and His Airships"
Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin first came to the US in l863, sent as a war observer of the Northern armies by the King of Baden. He received a permit to pass into the battlefields from President Lincoln after being recommended by then-general Carl Schurz. In a few months he was to leave the war zone, explore the American frontier and experience his first balloon. Up, up and away to a new career and a new world!A lecture will be presented Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 by Werner Zarnikow, a GAHC member and frequent volunteer in our archives where he provides language translation assistance.
He has been fascinated by Zeppelin's career since the latter's flight over Davenport when Zarnikow was a young lad. His collection of Zeppelin memorabilia will be on display on the 4th floor of GAHC during July.This presentation will also feature a popular song from Zeppelin's peak career years "Come Take a Trip in My Airship," sung by Barbara Kuttler and accompanied by Mark Prebyl on a vintage German piano.
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