Charles Zimmermann: “One of the most popular and best known citizens of Annapolis“ (The Evening Capital, 1908)
This experience will be an adventure back to America’s Gilded Age focusing on the life of Charles Zimmermann. Discover why he earned the admiration and respect of the body of Midshipmen. Learn the connections he had through historic events with Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. This new multimedia presentation features recently gathered items from the archival collections throughout the Annapolis-New York City-Washington D.C. area. A highlight of the presentation will include satirical characters of the era created by Midshipmen exposing unique aspects of Academy life.
Speaker David Hanner served 22 of his 30-year career in the Navy in Annapolis and is a veteran presenter on Zimmermann. He holds a MA from the Catholic University. During the summer, he works at the Naval Academy Visitor Center giving public tours of the Academy.
This segment of Pop Up Heritage is being co-sponsored by the Four Rivers Heritage Area and the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy.