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History Center Coffee Talk

September 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Free

This month’s Des Plaines History Center Coffee Talk is entitled: “Prussia’s Glory: The Hohenzollern Dynasty.” This lecture will be presented by Anette Isaacs, award-winning professor of German history and culture at several area colleges including Oakton Community College. Ms. Isaacs is a favorite presenter at the Des Plaines History Center known for her knowledge and passion for all things German. Ms. Isaacs comments on her upcoming presentation: “With the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II 100 years ago this autumn, monarchy came to an end in Germany! This anniversary is a welcome and timely opportunity to look back at this rather infamous ruler and his illustrious dynasty. I especially enjoy presenting my programs at the Des Plaines History Center. The audience is so well-informed, friendly, and lively; it’s so gratifying for me.”

We look forward to a vibrant discussion about Prussia’s first family: the House of Hohenzollern. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 1:30pm, in our Education Center at 781 Pearson Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016. The event is free with a $3.00 suggested donation.

Our October Coffee Talk is a special Columbus Day presentation by Kim Sigafus, Ojibwa historical interpreter and author, on Monday, October 8, 2018 at noon. Ms. Sigafus will present on the subject of “Exploring Native American Culture.” It is also open to any interested member of the public.

About Coffee Talks

The History Center’s Coffee Talk series began in the winter of 2003. It is an adult program meant to invite public participation and discussion on a broad range of topics.




September 13, 2018




Des Plaines History Center



781 Pearson Street
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