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Maritime Historical Society Invites Public To Lecture On Navy Reserve

The Hendrick Hudson Free Library is at 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose
The Hendrick Hudson Free Library is at 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

MONTROSE, N.Y. -- The public is invited to attend the National Maritime Historical Society’s Charles Point Council Lecture Series on Saturday Nov. 14, at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library in Montrose.

The lecture “The Slumdog Historian and the Centennial of the Navy Reserve” will be presented by Commander Dave Winkler, U.S. Navy Reserve. He will discuss the story behind the creation of "Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always: More Than a Century of Service By Citizen Sailors", a remarkable illustrated narrative published in conjunction with the centennial of the Navy Reserve.

Winkler, a historian with the Naval Historical Foundation who received his doctorate from American University, will discuss how individuals he met during his 28 years of naval service inspired numerous vignettes, making the book a fascinating read.

Hendrick Hudson Free Library is at 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose. Coffee and registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lecture begins at 11:00 a.m.

Lecture is a suggested donation of $5-$10. After the lecture, the National Maritime Historical Society will host a luncheon for Winkler, $22 prepaid and cash bar. Reservations required, call 914 737-7878 ext. 0 or email nmhs@seahistory.org .

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