History series planned at Manitowoc Co. Society

Manitowoc County Historical Society officials have announced a new series of programs to take place at the Heritage Center, 1701 Michigan Ave., Manitowoc.

The “Hungry for History” series features an evening of educational entertainment and a buffet dinner. The series has also been expanded for the season to include daytime programs called Hungry for History—light. Remaining programs in the 2014 series include:

¦ Remembering Custerdale (Hungry for History—light)

Wednesday, July 2, noon to 1 p. m.

Relive the community of Custerdale— a government defense housing project built at the western city limits of Manitowoc during World War II to provide temporary homes for shipyard workers and other defense plant workers.

¦ Manitowoc County Film Fest (Hungry for History—light)

Wednesday, Aug. 6, noon to 1 p. m.

Enjoy a catered meal while watching films from the 1930s and 1940s from the Manitowoc area. Films include city schools, Lincoln graduation, and community parades.

¦ Dance Halls of Manitowoc County Saturday, Sept. 27, presentation at 5:30 Explore the “polka palaces” of Manitowoc County. Lloyd Gosz will take the audience through various dance halls that were located throughout the area and the popularity of the polka.

¦ History of Aluminum Specialty Saturday, Nov. 1, presentation at 5:30 Jerry Waak, former vice president

of sales for the Aluminum Specialty Company, shares the behind-the-scenes story of the origin of the company and the range of products that were produced.

Advanced registration is required for all programs. Tickets for Hungry for History programs are $20, including the program and a catered meal. Tickets for the Hungry for History—light programs are $10 each and include the program and catered meal.

Season ticket packages are now available for the 2014 Hungry for History season (does not include Hungry for History—light programs). Experience all that the evening series has to offer for only $60.

The Hungry for History series is sponsored by RiverWood Maritime Credit Union. For more information or to register, call the Heritage Center at (920) 684-4445. This series is a fundraiser for the Manitowoc County Historical Society, a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization operating Pinecrest Historical Village and the Heritage Center.