The Monuments Men - the Local Connection
Apr 29, 2015
'The Monuments Men - the Local Connection featuring former Chillicothe Mayor Margaret Farmer Planton is the first of the 2015 Spring Speakers Series.
Chillicothe has a close link to the story portrayed in the recent motion picture 'The Monuments Men' which chronicles how the allies sought to find and save pieces of valuable art and other culturally important items from theft and destruction by the Nazis during and after World War II. Margaret Planton is the daughter of monuments man Walter Farmer who, after the war, was put in charge of the Wiesbaden, Germany, art collection point where stolen artwork and artifacts were processed and prepared for return to their rightful owners. While there he met his future wife who worked as an assistant. Margaret grew up in Cincinnati hearing her parentsa?T stories. In 1987, after moving to Chillicothe, she began to help edit her fathera?Ts memoirsa?"which were later published in 2000a?"and traveled with him to Germany in 1996 where he was honored by the German government for his efforts. Please join us as Margaret recounts her fathera?Ts (and mothera?Ts) fascinating experiences that go beyond what is portrayed in the movie.
Refreshments will be served.
Ross County Historical Society
45 W 5th Street
Web Site: http://www.rosscountyhistorical.org/