Night At The Museum: Traded to the Enemy, the story of Adolf “Wes” Wesselhoeft
March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Join us for the 68th guest speaker of Night at the Museum. Author of “Traded to the Enemy”, Wes Wesselhoeft, will share his incredible story on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Caught up in the events of World War II, at the age of six Wes and his parents were suddenly taken away to a desolate internment camp in Texas. One year later his family, and many U.S. citizens like himself, were traded for other Americans with our enemy, Nazi Germany, into an active war zone. Taken to Hamburg, he endured the heavy bombings by the Allies, followed by hunger and deprivation in post-war Germany. In spite of these events he took the first opportunity to return to America and join the Air Force. After 22 years of service, including two tours in Vietnam, he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Now legally blind from Agent Orange exposure, Wes competes in tandem bicycle races and still lets very little stop him. His story is one of faith in God, American perseverance, and love of country.
Copies of the book “Wesselhoeft: Traded to the Enemy” will be available for purchase after the program. Museum doors will open at 5:30 PM, with first-come, first-serve seating. Program begins at 6:00 PM, admission is free with potluck desserts and snacks welcome. For more information contact Schelley Brown Francis at 318-377-3002 or visit www.museuminminden.blogspot.com to sign up for the museum email blast. You can also find the museum on Facebook.