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South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Lunch and Learn program

Free Relic Room lecture tells the story of Capt. von Trapp, naval war hero

If you’ve seen “The Sound of Music” – and who hasn’t? – you know that the Nazis very much wanted Austrian Capt. Georg von Trapp to serve in their navy. But the captain risked everything dear to him, including his many musical children, by refusing Hitler. The Trapp family then escaped to America. The reason the Germans wanted him so badly is the subject of a free lecture at noon on Friday, Feb. 23, at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Joe Long, Relic Room curator of education at the museum, will tell the story of the captain’s heroic service in the Austro-Hungarian Navy during the First World War.

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February 23, 2018


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