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Monroe County History Museum

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724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
618-939-5008 http://monroecountyhistorymuseum.org/

July 2020

“Beer, Brats and Baseball” by Jim Merkel

July 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"Beer. Brats and Baseball" by Jim Merkel who tells the story of how Germans came to have a preeminent influence in the Gateway City. It is told by Jim Merkel, a descent of Germans who came to St. Louis in the 1850s, and the author of four other books about St. Louis. He tells why so many Germans came to the St. Louis area, how they kept Missouri in the Union, and how anti-Germans sentiment during World War I damaged…

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“Basket Weaving Demonstration and Display” by Patricia Handel

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"Basket Weaving Demonstration and Display" by Patricia Handel. Basket weaving through the years, the materials used and who made them will be shared. Every basket had a purpose. Different techniques to make baskets will be demonstrated. Patricia has been making baskets for 27 years and participates in historical re-enactments. The program will be held in the Monroe County History Museum's Allsheid-Metger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, Illinois 62298.

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August 2020

“Tim Berg and the Kurtz Boys”

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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"Tim Berg and the Kurtz Boys" will be providing the entertainment for the annual "Night at the Museums". Please join us for an enjoyable evening of music and dancing in the Monroe County History Museum's Allscheid-Metzger Gallery located at 724 Elaine Drive, Waterloo, IL 62298

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September 2020

“The Unreported Story of the Saddam Trial”

September 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Monroe County History Museum, 724 Elaine Drive
Waterloo, IL 62298 United States
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September 26, 2020 at 1:30pm - "The Unreported Story of the Saddam Trial" Presented by Paul Schimpf. Monroe County resident and State Senator Paul Schimpf, lead attorney advisor to the Iraqi prosecutors, discusses his role in the trial of Saddam Hussein. The presentation begins with an overview of the difference between Iraqi and U.S. criminal procedure, then provides background on the crimes that Saddam Hussein stood trial for. Lastly, Schimpf describes the events of the chaotic trial that culminated with…

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