Gibraltar Lecture Celebrates 100 years of Peninsula State Park

A family camping in Peninsula State Park circa 1930. Photo courtesy of the Gibraltar Historical Association Archive.

The Gibraltar Historical Association’s monthly Gibraltar Talks history series continues on Tuesday evening, June 9 at 7:30 pm at the Gibraltar Town Hall, located on the corner of Spruce and Maple Streets near the Fish Creek waterfront.

Norman R. Aulabaugh, author, video producer, and president of Friends of Peninsula State Park will be the evening’s presenter. His audio/visual presentation will focus on the 100 years of Peninsula State Park’s history.

In 2006 Aulabaugh authored The Park, a book compilation of interviews collected from notebooks, audio tapes, and old photos. Last year, Norman and his wife Carol produced Peninsula State Park – The Video. Two years in the making, this hour-long video covers all four seasons in the park, interlaced with humor and park history.

The June 9 program will include excerpts from Norman’s book and video. Audience participation is always welcome. The public is invited to attend all monthly Gibraltar Talks programs and events throughout 2009. Admission is free, although donations are appreciated, and light refreshments are served.

For more information, please call 920.868.3618 or 920.868.3373.