Hosted By: Rock River Archaeological Society
Location: Friends of Horicon Marsh Visitor Center
Speaker: Jim Gibbons, Historian from Marengo, Illinois
Abstract: Jim Gibbons will be presenting a program filled with fun trivia and historical facts on the presidents. Jim has a real passion for and a strong knowledge of history which makes his presentations simply riveting. His slogan is “Life is no mystery when you know your history,” and he loves retelling historical stories of presidential, world, and United States history. Jim fully believes that history continually repeats, and Jim not only enjoys teaching the important parts of history, but pointing out that if history’s warnings are heeded, mankind stands to have a brighter future.
Did you know that four presidents rode in the same car that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in after his assassination? Have you heard about the meeting between President Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley in which Elvis requested to become a Federal Agent-at-Large in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs? Did you know that former President Jimmy Carter fought a “Killer Rabbit” who dared to approach his fishing boat? Come to the program and have a good time as we kick off the 2019-2020 Rock River Archaeological Society’s program series.
Before the introduction of Jim there will be a short Annual meeting since it did not work out to have it last May. Every member of our RRAS is a voting member so come and help us move through the required work of the “Annual Meeting” quickly.
Refreshments are always served after the program, giving everyone time to visit. It will have been a long summer since we saw each other, and it will be fun to catch up on the latest.
The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located on Hwy. 28 between the cities of Horicon and Mayville. For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at email@example.com.