History Speaker Series

 

Presentations will be held in the History Exhibit Building. See schedule for exact times.

 

Friday, June 13

10:00 a.m.  Butler’s own Bantam jeep historian Lee Bortmas presents Butler’s Proud Moment in History: The Bantam jeep. Mr. Bortmas will discuss the conception, invention, and development of the world’s first jeep.

12:00 p.m.  Author and WWII Historian David. R. Hustler will talk about the Vietnam War including weapons, uniforms, and how Jeeps were used during the war.

1:00 p.m.  Jeep historian Julius Lorentzson will share photographs and stories about his May 24-June 10, 2014 trip to the 70th anniversary celebration of D-Day. Julius and several of his friends have just returned from their journey and can’t wait to share their experiences with you about this historic celebration.

2:00 p.m.  Simpson Family Jeeps will talk about Restoration: Enjoying the Journey as much as the Destination. Looking for your next project Jeep? Where do you start? How do you avoid costly mistakes along the way? From vintage Toledo iron dug from the woods to the quintessential “barn find” we’ll help you answers these questions and take a look at cultural trends regarding restoration and building up your Jeep.

 

Saturday, June 14

10:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m.  Butler’s own Bantam jeep historian Lee Bortmas presents Butler’s Proud Moment in History: The Bantam jeep. Mr. Bortmas will discuss the conception, invention, and development of the world’s first jeep.

11:30 a.m.  Author and WWII Historian David. R. Hustler will talk about the Vietnam War including weapons, uniforms, and how Jeeps were used during the war.

1:30 p.m.  Simpson Family Jeeps will talk about Restoration: Enjoying the Journey as much as the Destination. Looking for your next project Jeep? Where do you start? How do you avoid costly mistakes along the way? From vintage Toledo iron dug from the woods to the quintessential “barn find” we’ll help you answers these questions and take a look at cultural trends regarding restoration and building up your Jeep.

3:30 p.m.  Jeep historian Julius Lorentzson will share photographs and stories about his May 24-June 10, 2014 trip to the 70th anniversary celebration of D-Day. Julius and several of his friends have just returned from their journey and can’t wait to share their experiences with you about this historic celebration.

 

 

Sunday, June 15

10:00 a.m.  Butler’s own Bantam jeep historian Lee Bortmas presents Butler’s Proud Moment in History: The Bantam jeep. Mr. Bortmas will discuss the conception, invention, and development of the world’s first jeep.

11:00 a.m.  Jeep historian Julius Lorentzson will share photographs and stories about his May 24-June 10, 2014 trip to the 70th anniversary celebration of D-Day. Julius and several of his friends have just returned from their journey and can’t wait to share their experiences with you about this historic celebration.

12:00 p.m.  Simpson Family Jeeps will talk about Restoration: Enjoying the Journey as much as the Destination. Looking for your next project Jeep? Where do you start? How do you avoid costly mistakes along the way? From vintage Toledo iron dug from the woods to the quintessential “barn find” we’ll help you answers these questions and take a look at cultural trends regarding restoration and building up your Jeep.

 


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Northwest Savings Bank