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Gold For Ghosts: Rick Beyer’s Amazing Campaign for History’s Hidden Heroes

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$5 – $15

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Nearly 20 years ago, while living in Lexington, author and filmmaker Rick Beyer learned the incredible story of the WWII deception units known as The Ghost Army. He soon launched a quest to tell the world about their exploits, and to make sure what they did would never be forgotten. That led to the Ghost Army documentary (2013), the book (2015), and finally the Congressional Gold Medal (2024), the highest honor Congress can bestow.

Now Rick returns to Lexington to recount his epic Ghost Army journey. It began on a winter’s day in a Lexington coffee shop, and after inumerable twists and turns, culminated in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol presided over by the Speaker of the House. Rick will share insights, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes adventures from this wild 20-year ride that so many people in Lexington took part in. All illustrated with rarely seen photos and footage. A story about what it really takes to see history preserved and remembered.

“The Ghost Army” is one of those remarkable projects where the underlying story of bringing the history to light winds up nearly as compelling as the historical tale itself. Rick Beyer will share both those stories June 13.

$10 members, $15 nonmembers, $5 veterans, active duty military FREE.

Doors will open at 6:30 for refreshments.

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