Fort Leonard Wood Historian for the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Dr. John Glover will present a lecture on the history of employment with the military and the significant impact Fort Leonard Wood has had on this region on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Centre (located at 1200 N. Holloway St.). His lecture coincides with the date Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941.
Dr. Glover is among many notable speakers who will be featured during The Way We Worked, the newest Smithsonian Institution exhibit on display at The Centre (1200 N. Holloway Street) from Nov. 19 through Dec. 17, 2011. Glover’s presentation and the Smithsonian Exhibit are free and open to the public.
Dr. Glover has the distinction of being named the first historian dedicated solely to the history of Fort Leonard Wood and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence. While serving in Special Operations and Intelligence until his retirement from the service he had a distinguished career in both the military and historical fields. His lecture on the history of employment with the military over the last several decades will underscore the theme of the Smithsonian Exhibit “The Way We Worked” as we recall the millions of individuals who have served and continue to serve heroically in the various branches of the military and throughout the world.
For more details about The Way We Worked exhibit, featured speakers, exhibit hours, story time programs, and the local history exhibit, please visit the City of Rolla Website at www.rollacity.org and click on The Way We Worked tab. You may also contact Scott Caron, the City’s Recreation Director, at 573-341-2386 or Loretta Wallis, Corporate Relations Manager, Brewer Science, at 573-364-0444,ext. 1357.