Mrs Roosevelt in Derry, 75th Anniversary
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On November 10th 1942, the First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, arrived by plane at Eglinton Aerodrome...
Travelling under the pseudonym ‘Rover’, Mrs Roosevelt made this trip in the midst of a World War. In a special 75th anniversary event hosted by Ulster University, the purpose of her visit to north west Ireland will be unpacked and discussed. This is a 'ticket only' event and places are limited.
Exhibition by Base One Europe Museum at Beech Hill and by Museums Service, Derry City and Strabane District Council. Refreshments provided.
|7.30 pm||Welcome by Dr Malachy Ó Néill, Provost, Magee Campus|
|7.35 pm||Magee’s US connection: personal reflection by Prof. Robert Gavin|
|7.50 pm||Mrs Roosevelt Recalls: dramatisation by Ulster University students|
|8.00 pm||Base One Europe Files: presentation by Mark Lusby, PhD candidate, QUB|
|8.30 pm||Vote of thanks by representative from the US Consulate|