MNHS Sites Closed

The Minnesota Historical Society has temporarily closed their historic sites and museums, including the MN History Center where we hold our programs. The Roundtable will continue to follow MNHS’ lead on scheduling our programs. See here for the latest MNHS COVID-19 update.


A saga filled with grit and grace told by B-17 Bombardier & POW Charles Woehrle.


75 Fifth Street West, St. Paul, MN 55102

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 2020 2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Whirlygig Productions and JBird Entertainment present a Special Screening of the award-winning documentary film STALAG LUFT III – ONE MAN’S STORY at the Landmark Center F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium on Saturday, February 29th at 2 p.m.


The central subject is St. Paul man Charles Woehrle. The film is directed and produced by his niece Louise Woehrle, whose father Richard ‘Fritz’ is Charles’ identical twin who served in the Pacific Theater in the Seabees as a Chief Petty Officer.

Stalag Luft III – One Man’s Story is a personal story told by WWII U.S. Eighth Air Force Bombardier Lt. Charles Woehrle, one of 10,000 prisoners of war in Stalag Luft III, made famous by the movie The Great Escape. At age 93, this remarkable man and gifted storyteller take us from Pine City, Minnesota to war-torn Europe as he relives his experiences with vivid detail, supported by reoccurring reenactment imagery, artifacts, and never before seen photos taken by Charles in prison camp. We see through his eyes his B-17 getting shot down, being captured by the Nazis, the 70-mile forced march in below zero weather, and letters from the home front. He survived two long years of uncertainty and tremendous hardship by his wits, courage, and compassion. A saga filled with grit and grace, Charles Woehrle of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ is one of the countless heroes from the Greatest Generation who has much to teach us about war and about life.

SHOWTIME  2 p.m. (doors will open at 1:15 p.m.) The Auditorium is located on the lower level of the Landmark Center. There will be a Q & A after the screening with director Louise Woehrle.

TICKETS are General Admission – We advise you to purchase your tickets online to ensure a seat. Tickets will also be sold at the door in front of the Weyerhaeuser Auditorium.

To learn more about the film and director Louise Woehrle go to                            Questions ordering tickets:

ADDRESS & LOCATION –  Landmark Center is located at 75 Fifth Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102. Located on the north side of Rice Park in downtown St. Paul. Landmark Center is next to the St. Paul Hotel, the Ordway Center for Performing Arts, and the St. Paul Central Public Library.

PARKING – Street Parking with meters and parking ramps within 3 blocks

RiverCentre Ramp: Enter on Kellogg Blvd.
Lawson Ramp: Enter on 5th Street (one-way going east) between Wabasha and St. Peter Streets.
Science Museum of Minnesota ramp: Enter on Kellogg Blvd.
Treasure Island Center: Enter on Wabasha St. (one-way, north) between 6th and 7th Streets or you may enter on 6th Street between Cedar and Wabasha.

The Victory Ramp: Enter on Wabasha St. (one-way, north) between 4th & 5th Streets.
The Minnesota World Trade Center: Enter on Cedar St. (one-way, south) between 6th & 7th Streets.

Paintings Do Not Burn: Artists and the Red Army

A Presentation by Dr. Nonna Tarkhova
Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Nonna Tarkhova. In this lecture, Dr. Tarkhova will focus on the benefits, consequences, and costs associated with the Red Army’s emergence as patron of the arts during the 1920s.

Location: TMORA 5500 Stevens Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55419

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Time:7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost: Free – $5

DAR Veteran’s day program

Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church 2060 County Rd. 6 Long Lake, MN 55356

The Lake Minnetonka Chapter NSDAR presents its annual Veterans Day Program commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Featured speakers include Major General Maureen Banavige, USAF and Vietnam Veteran Gary Nash, who will join us in honoring Two WWII D-Day Veterans

Highlights to include a color guard, patriotic music, and a Quilt of Valor presentation.

2018 Armistice Centennial Commemoration

Armistice Centennial Annual Commemoration

    Armistice Day at Brit’s Pub
    1100 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
    Sunday, November 11, 2018
    Doors at 4 pm, celebration at 5 pm

    Free, all are welcome.

    Join the Twin Cities local and international communities in Brit’s Clubhouse Room for live music, a color guard and words honoring global veterans on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I.

    Presented in partnership by:
    Veterans for Peace
    Lutheran Social Service of MN
    Alliance Francaise
    Italian Cultural Center of Mpls/St. Paul
    Dr. Harold C. Deutsch WW2 History Roundtable
    Brit’s Pub
    Hennepin County

27OCT2018 Program: Honor Before Glory: the Japanese American Contribution to European Campaigns

The Japanese American Citizens League and The WWII History Round Table Present a Very Special Program

Honor Before Glory: The Epic World War II Story of the Japanese American Contribution to the Allied Campaigns in Italy and France

Where: The Visitor Center at Historic Fort Snelling
When: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Doors Open at 12 Noon; Program 1–3:30 p.m.

Scott McGaugh, the author of Honor Before Glory, will discuss the World War II story of the Japanese American GIs of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team who rescued two hundred American soldiers who were surrounded by German troops in the Vosges Mountains of eastern France.

The 442nd was composed of two distinct units: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion. These two units were formed independently at different times and did not share a common lineage. The 100th would eventually become the 1st Battalion of the 442nd in June 1944.

The 442nd was the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of American warfare. The unit was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations (5 earned in one month). Twenty-one of its members were awarded Medals of Honor. Its motto was “Go for Broke.”