Art Gottlieba local historian on political and military history, will talk about the Korean War at the Darien Men’s Association (DMA), on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Art Gotlieb Intrepid historian 11-04-17

Photo from the Darien Mens Association

Art Gotlieb, a local historian on military history and curator at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York

“Initially called a “police action” in response to North Korea’s invasion of South Korea, it became an undeclared military action, the first to be authorized by the United Nations,” said Art.

“Often referred to as the “Forgotten War,” this still unresolved conflict saw the city of Seoul in South Korea change hands no less than four times before the signing of a contentious armistice in 1953,” he said.

Art has served as curator at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, where he worked extensively to create displays accurately illustrating the history of 20th century warfare.

If You’re Going …
  • His talk will start at 10:45 a.m.
  • DMA meetings are held at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road, Darien.
  • Guest passes are available at the membership desk just outside the meeting room. DMA welcomes men age 50 or older.

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