Wilberg to recount career of French fighter pilot

Jan 06, 2014

Owls Head — The public is invited to Owls Head Transportation Museum Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. for the first installment of the 2014 Winter Education Series.

The program is titled Jean Navarre: France’s Sentinel of Verdun and features author Jim Wilberg.

Wilberg will present from his book "Jean Navarre: France’s Sentinel of Verdun," recounting the career of French World War I fighter pilot Jean Navarre, France’s first officially recognized ace. Wilberg will have books on hand for purchase and signing following the program.

Winter Education Series programs are free to the public. The next Winter Education Series on Saturday, Jan. 25 features motorcycle aficionado and inventor Jack Churchill in his talk titled Deus Ex Machina. Churchill’s presentation will focus on technology and innovation from within a shop environment and will feature a screening of the stunning short film Deus Ex Machina as well as a display including several of Churchill’s own creations.

The museum will also be represented at the Northeast Motorsports Expo Jan. 10-12 at the Augusta Civic Center. The Northeast Motorsports Expo is New England’s longest continuously running motorsports tradeshow and features special presenters and vendors representing all aspects of New England motorsports.

Two of the museum’s historic vehicles will be on display, including a 1932 Cragar Racer. Stop by the booth to check out these vehicles and learn about what the museum has in store for 2014. Museum Events and Auction Coordinator Toby Stinson and Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid will be on hand to answer questions and discuss museum programs and events. .

On Saturday, Jan.11 and 12 The Strand Theatre in Rockland will offer two screenings of the documentary film “Why We Ride.” This documentary examines motorcycle culture as a representation of who we are, what drives the love of motorcycles and the passion for riding. The Owls Head Transportation Museum will display its 1919 Harley Davidson Model J in the lobby of The Strand throughout the weekend.

For more information about the Winter Education Series or any upcoming museum activity please contact Owls Head Transportation Museum Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner at 594-4418 or by email at jl@ohtm.org.

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