Lunch & Learn – Virtual
The U505 and the Chicago Tribune: A Voyage Through Red Tape
Virtual program offered online via Zoom
12:00 – 1:00PM
Free program, but registration is required
Ages: 14 & Up
Join us on the third Thursday of the month March through December for a lunch and learn opportunity! We’ll be exploring topics related to Cantigny Park and local history.
The German WWII U-505 submarine has a truly fascinating history. After its capture during WWII, it was designated to be used as target practice. Luckily three Chicagoans — Rear Admiral Daniel Gallery, Chicago Tribune publisher Colonel Robert McCormick and Chicago Tribune assistant business manager Fred Byington Jr. — stepped in and saved it from destruction. Please join Jeffrey Anderson, Exhibit Coordinator and Assistant Curator of the Museums at Cantigny as he navigates through documents, photographs and videos on how and why the last remaining IX—C U-boat in existence came to reside in Chicago.
This program includes built-in closed captioning through Zoom.