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America’s Treasures: A Lecture Series on Our National Parks

July 18, 2024 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
America's Treasures: A Lecture Series on Our National Parks

Join National Park’s enthusiast James Hayward each month for a casual cocktail hour and presentation that explores America’s greatest treasure: our national parks system.

  • July 18 – Beginning Earth: Rocks & Water
  • August 15 – First Peoples: Cities & Nomads
  • September 19 – National Beginning: Expansion & Wars
  • October 10 – Journey of the Bill of Rights
  • November 7 – Industrial: Invention & Innovation
  • December 12 – Arts: Writers & Painters
  • January 16 – Journeys Along America’s Trails

Complimentary coffee/ water and light hors devours. Full bar will be available for purchase.

Presenter James Hayward was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and has lived in Green Bay for 43 years. He has had a lifelong interest in history and historic preservation, including a BA in History from UWGB. He worked at Heritage Hill State Historical Park for 15 years during which he was responsible for a variety of operations and preservation projects. James has presented for numerous organizations including the UW-Extensions, Barns Now Conference, the Midwest Open Air Museums Council, Wisconsin State Historical Society, and the Wisconsin State Medical Society in addition to local historical societies, rotaries and school groups. James has and continues to explore and enjoy America’s best idea: our national park system.


  • 5:00 pm Doors and bar open.
  • 5:30 pm Presentation Start
  • 6:15 pm Q& A


  • Free for members!
  • $5 general admission

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