May 15, 2018

“Thaddeus Lowe and the Aeronauts”
– George Romano

May 15, 2018

Thaddeus Lowe and the Aeronauts is about the birth of U.S. Army aviation, U.S. Aviation, and also the birth of literally flying by the seat of one’s pants! Balloons played a role in the American Civil War but were gone from the skies by 1863. Why? And how did they get there in the first place? Come and learn the fascinating story of the aeronauts of the Civil War.

George Romano has had an interest in the Civil War since growing up 20 minutes away from the Chickamauga Battlefield site in NW Georgia. He is past President of the Rochester Civil War Roundtable and the President of the Board of the Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association.