Terry Kubista is a British historian, educator and presenter. He has been running a very successful monthly program at the Minnetonka and Plymouth Senior Centers. The major purpose of Kubista's courses is to stimulate your thinking and inspire you to ask questions. The classes are fun, relaxed and a combination of oral presentations, videos and participant questions. Few of us have had the opportunity to join an archeological dig and even fewer of us have been able to join in their successes and failures. This summer we'll visit three such "digs". In each dig, we'll look for and maybe find that prized something. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please register in advance. Summer of "The Digs":
June 12 - "The Digs": RAF Spitfires - One of the first RAF Spitfires lost in WWII was at Wierre-Effroy, France. The wreck has eluded searchers for over 60 years. Will our team be lucky? July 10 - "The Digs": Lost Roman Villa - Join the search for a lost Roman Villa in Tockenham, Wiltshire, England. What will be found and what will it contribute to our knowledge of Britain's history? August 14 - "The Digs": Westminster Abbey - What stories can a "dig" in Westminster Abbey tell about one fo the city's oldest buildings? Let's visit one of London's premier religious spots and find out.FallSept 11 - Those Royal Weddings - Relive those special days of the most recent royal weddings, the pageantry, pomp and politics.
Oct 9 - The Roman City of Bath - Bath was founded on the only natural thermal spa in Britain. When the Romans arrived in AD43, luxurious bathing facilities were built and the city became known as Aquae Sulis. Nearby is the magnificent Abbey where Edgar was crowned the first king of England in 973.Nov 13 - St. Aidan - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne was an Irish monk sent to help convert the British to Christianity in the 7th Century. He established a monastery on the island of Lindisfarn and from there set out on foot among the people.Dec 11 - The Titanic - The legacy of failure that has haunted the Belfast shipyards for the past century, has finally given way to a more positive mentality where the achievement of building such an engineering marvel is being recognized and celebrated.