Leslie Compton’s presentation - Dearest Minnie


Cost: Free
June 18th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm

For a brief time on Sunday, we will travel with Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet and the sixteen battleships during their world tour in1907-1909, focusing on the visit to California and Washington. 

Dearest Minnie, A Sailor’s Story, depicts a different approach to this period of history. A sailor aboard the USS Virginia narrates the cruise through his postcards and letters sent to his sweetheart from around the world. Leslie Compton will use her five years of research, the colored postcards and the sailor’s written words to give us a power point presentation of this historical event.