The Dakota County Historical Society's Hastings After Hours lecture series continues at the LeDuc Historic Estate on Friday, June 21. The presentation will be “The American Red Cross: Its Early History" by Howard Glad. The presentation will be held at the LeDuc Historic Estate from 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Admission to the event is $20 per person, or $15 for members of the Dakota County Historical Society.
The LeDuc Historic Estate is located at 1629 Vermillion Street in Hastings, Minn. Registration is limited, so contact the LeDuc Estate at 651-438-8480 to reserve a spot. For more information, or to register online, please visit www.dakotahistory.org.
The presentation will explore the history of the American Red Cross, with a focus on the beginnings of the organization. Attendees will learn about the early initiatives established, as well as the significant players and their roles in creating the Red Cross.
Howard Glad graduated from New York's St. John's University College of Pharmacy and received a Master's in National Security and Strategy at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He retired from the Navy, which is where he was first introduced to the Red Cross. He has collected Red Cross pins and other ephemera related to the American Red Cross, but has collected medals from the 12 nations that signed onto the original Geneva Conventions.