"Voices of the Great War" with Author / Docent Don Ulmer
Time: Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 2:00pm
Event Type: Public Program
Location: William M. Allen Theater
Museum of Flight docent-author Don Ulmer will present "Voices of the Great War," a true story behind his recent novella of World War I, "Where or When." Ulmer, captivated by this story since first hearing it seventy-one years ago, delved into surviving journals, letters and photos passed down by 1st Lieutenant Malcom Gunn, Word War I aviator, and his childhood sweetheart Marge Van Sciver. Provided by Marge’s nephew and Ulmer’s lifelong friend, these artifacts unravel an intriguing, bittersweet yarn. Ulmer presents ‘then and now’ photos and spices his talk with film clips from a musical play based on his story, "Canadiyanks," presented at the Museum in May 2009. The Alpha Singers’ choral group of greater Seattle skillfully renders a blend of stirring, toe-tapping songs of World War I.
Join us at the Museum of Flight William Allen Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. Saturday 14 January 2012. Listen to Voices of the Great War, its timeless music, and the poignant saga of Marge and Malcom.
This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.