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10:30 am

50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect our past, present, and future. This month, we will host a lecture with Don Hyatt about the nature and history of Marshy Point Azaleas. Following the lecture, we will take a tour of the gardens with Carol Segree to see these beautiful blooms in person.​ Please note: This lecture will be held in a hybrid format. The first 30 minutes will be a Zoom lecture, which can be enjoyed in the London Town Visitor Center...

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7:00 pm

Virtual Lecture – Operation Moonglow: The Politics of Project Apollo

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sixty years ago, on May 5, 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space. A graduate of the US Naval Academy, Shepard challenged the Soviet Union’s lead in the Space Race and advanced US prestige. His flight also gave President Kennedy the confidence to propose Project Apollo just a few weeks later. We often remember Project Apollo as a feat of science and engineering, but from the very start, it was part of a broader geopolitical strategy to build alliances, win “hearts and minds,” and secure superpower status in...

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