Expanding Frontiers: An Evening with Douglas Brinkley

Join us July 11 for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and a conversation with celebrated presidential historian and author Douglas Brinkley.

About this Event

The event kicks off a series of summer events commemorating the 225th Anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

The evening will include a limited number of silent auction items featuring original art from area artists. Copies of Mr. Brinkley’s recently published book American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will support the mission of the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission. For more information about additional events scheduled for the 225th Anniversary and the Fallen Timbers Battlefield Preservation Commission, visit www.fallentimbersbattlefield.org.

6:00 p.m. – VIP Reception* with Douglas Brinkley

7:00 p.m. – Cocktails (cash bar) and Silent Auction

8:00 p.m. – Dinner and Guest Speaker

*To attend the VIP reception, you must purchase the VIP level ticket.

In his newly published American Moon Shot: John F. Kennedy and The Great Space Race, Douglas Brinkley recreates the nationalistic fervor surrounding the Space Race in riveting detail with all-new first-hand accounts from the likes of astronaut John Glenn, rocketeer Wernher von Braun, and his own signature insights and depth of historical knowledge. As the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, his book takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon.

Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University, the CNN Presidential Historian, and author of several New York Times best-selling works of nonfiction including The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America and The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and is editor of two volumes of Reagan Diaries.


Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:

  • Hoff Consulting Services, LLC
  • Trust Company Family Offices

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