In October 1962, an American U-2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. After many long and difficult meetings, Kennedy decided to place a naval blockade around Cuba. For thirteen days the world waited—seemingly on the brink of nuclear war—and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis. As the nation and the world mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, former Kennedy Administration official and Lexington resident Dan Fenn – who also served as the first Director of the Kennedy Library – along with Tom Putnam, the current Kennedy Library Director will recount how the crisis unfolded using unique archival video and audio (including excerpts from secretly recorded tapes) to bring these events to life. Relive the drama of those famous thirteen days, learn how close the world came to a nuclear exchange, and discuss how lessons gleaned from this historic event might be applied to the present.
This event will be held at the Lexington Depot on Tuesday, October 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm. The cost is $10.00. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Please call Lexington Community Education at 781 862 8043 to register using a MasterCard or VISA. Full details at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org