Saturday, May 20, 2017

George Krimsky, Class of 1960: The Cold War at The Gunnery and Beyond

On Monday, May 22 the Gunn Museum in Washington is hosting a free program at 6:30 p.m. in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library located on 5 Wykehem Road that relates to the Cold War.

The highlight of this program will explore the research of the Gunnery's Gunn Scholar, Dana Ross, a student from Moscow, Russia which stretched from Moscow University and the KGB archives to Mr. Krimsky's personal archives.

Tracing the Cold War through the reminiscences of Gunnery alumni and faculty, a Russian general, a prominent Soviet dissident's daughter, the Gunnery archives, and interviews with Mr. Krimsky, Ms. Ross has used Mr. Krimsky's story as the subject around which to build her thesis. 

Before his death in January 2017, Mr. Krimsky generously shared the considerable archive of materials from his Associated Press posting in Moscow from 1974 -1977 when he became the first western journalist expelled from the Soviet Union after the initiation of detente by US President Nixon's visit to the USSR in 1973. 

If WWII and the Cold War history is of interest to you, plan a visit to the Brookfield Historical Society that has just opened a WWII exhibit. Some of the items displayed in this exhibit are on loan from the Gunn Museum. The Brookfield Historical Society is  open Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and is located on 165 Whisconier Road. 

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