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May
1
Wed
Brown Bag Lunch: Riverdale Goes to War @ College Park Aviation Museum
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Bring your lunch and join us for a presentation and discussion about aviation, history, or College Park. Lectures are presented by museum staff or invited guest speakers and last approximately 25 minutes.

Riverdale Goes to War: Life and Work At Engineering and Research Corporation During the Second World War. 

The presentation describes the little-known history of what was once a thriving aircraft manufacturer and Prince George’s County’s largest employer once located on the present-day site of the Whole Foods market in Riverdale. Besides being known for its unique Ercoupe aircraft, the corporation had a tremendous impact on the local community and made a substantial contribution to the US war effort.

Joel Carlson is an MA candidate at the University of Maryland specializing in the History of Technology and Museum Scholarship. He is also a volunteer researcher at the Museum and is collaborating on a new display about the Corporation and the Ercoupe aircraft.

All Ages
FREE
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