Stolen Glory, the book written by local resident and author Donald “Taps” Gallagher, describes the controversial 1972 Olympic gold medal basketball game be- tween the Soviet Union and the United States.
A lively discussion of the book will be sponsored by the Clarendon Hills Historical Society at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Village Hall.
Gallagher will reveal how Olym- pic Gold was snatched from the United States as well as detail his ongoing quest to regain Olympic Gold for the 1972 US team.
To this day, the 12 silver medals declined by the American team still lay unclaimed in a storage room maintained for the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Swit- zerland. This program is open to the public and books will be available for purchase. It is free to members ($5 for non-members).
Wednesday, March 27th-Ceci Wiselogel, one of the Historical Society’s favorite guests, will explore the life and works of one of America’s greatest illustrators in the program.
This affectionate retrospective of the artist showcases his humorous, lighthearted wit, his passion for detail, and his nostalgic portrayals of everyday life in America.
From his first Saturday Evening Post cover in 1916, his paintings have held a special place in many of our hearts; they are portraits of our culture.
Included in the presentation will be an extensive display of Rockwell memorabilia, including many of the original Saturday Evening Post covers as well as art plates.