|CANCELED: History at Home: Campaigns & Election Memorabilia LIVE on Facebook|
Event Type: Library Event|
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Tom Kitchen - owner of a 20,000-plus-piece collection of political memorabilia - will talk about the evolution of U.S. presidential campaigns. He'll discuss the electoral college and the development of the nominating process, adding highlights and anecdotes from elections through U.S. history. He'll explain how campaign methods have changed over the last 200 years: torchlight parades, whistlestop campaigns, television, internet, etc.
Kitchen, a lifelong resident of Fond du Lac, was a social studies teacher for 37 years at St. Mary's Springs High School. Among his other accomplishments, he's a past member of the FDL City Council, current member of the FDL County Board, past president of the FDL County Historical Society and was appointed by then-Gov. Patrick Lucey to the state Bicentennial Commission in 1976.
History at Home focuses on stories about the area's past every third Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m. (no program in December). The programs are free; no registration required. Many History at Home programs are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel. That link can be found at fdlpl.org/miss-program.
Location: LIVE on Facebook