Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center will host a free presentation titled “Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative and Project ELF.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Beaumier Center, located at the corner of Seventh Street and Lee Drive in Gries Hall at NMU. It is being held in conjunction with the "Cold War in the U.P." exhibit.
Finlandia University history professor William Knoblauch will give the presentation. He researches and writes about Cold War politics and culture. He recently released Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War, his first monograph. It focuses on the Reagan administration, cultural activism and the end of the arms race.
Admission to the "Cold War in the U.P." exhibit is free and hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.