Coffee and Conversation with Gary KlingJoin us from 9-11am the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month for an informal presentation about a military conflict, branch or event.  Come early to enjoy light refreshments.

Upcoming Presentations

If you or someone you know is interested in presenting for a Coffee & Conversation, please contact: Mike Fellows ( or Ed Miccio (

13 October – Eric Cahn – *Please note that Eric’s presentation will begin at 10 a.m., which is later than other C&Cs. 

Eric is a holocaust survivor and will share with us his personal journey of tragedy, perseverance and inspiration. Born in Mannheim, Germany in 1938, Eric was a toddler when he and his family were taken by the Nazis to a holding camp in France. He and his sister were rescued from the camp in 1942 but separated. Eric was taken by a French Christian family who hid him in their basement for the duration of the war. His parents were soon deported to Auschwitz where his mother died, and his father miraculously lived. In the spring of 1944, Eric and his sister were reunited, and his father ultimately reconnected with them in 1946.

27 October Colleen Sawyer

Letters to Mamie: 1942-1945 As Allied Supreme Commander in Europe, General Dwight Eisenhower experienced all the challenges of most American soldiers, but from a special perspective.  During the war years, he faithfully corresponded with his beloved wife Mamie, 319 letters in all. In the letters, he was secretive about military operations, but could speak freely about the everyday life on the front. Most of all, his letters reflected his deep love for Mamie, and how much he missed her and their son John. Colleen (as “Mamie”) will read excerpts of the letters and give the listeners an in-depth insight into Eisenhower’s European experience as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in World War II.

See our Renovated Space

While you are here at the museum, please take time to see how we have improved and updated our exhibits and displays, many using technology that has greatly enhanced the visitor’s museum experience.

Museum hours are Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are also open by appointment during the week for group tours by calling 303-460-6801.