August 28, 2014 / 6:30 PM
"Iowa's Own Monuments Man: George Stout"
Nancy Trask, Library Director, Winterset Public Library
Nancy Trask will present historical slides about the Monuments Men, highlighting George Stout
who was born and raised in Winterset, Iowa. George Clooney's character in "The Monuments
Men" was based on George Stout, although the character was named Frank Stokes for the
sake of artistic license in the movie. Trask's slides have been collected from extensive
research, including correspondence with Stout's granddaughter; magazine and newspaper
articles from a publicist working on the Hollywood movie; historical Winterset resources;
internet resources; and historical books.
Enjoy dinner by the reflecting pool at Baru at the Art Center prior to the lecture.
$10 champagne cocktails
Media support for this program provided by Iowa Public Radio.