PLHS hosts monthly historical talks and field trips on a variety of topics. They are usually held on the third Thursday of the month at the Palmer Lake Town Hall at 42 Valley Crescent St. Click here for directions. To submit an idea for an event, email PLHSPresident@gmail.com.
- This event has passed.
Elrey B. Jeppesen – Aviation Pioneer
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Palmer Lake Historical Society invites you to hear Flint Whitlock and Terry Barnhart tell the story of aviation pioneer Elrey B. Jeppesen and how Jeppesen’s “Little Black Book” contributed to aviation safety.
Admission is free and open to all!
Doors open to the public at 6:30
Light refreshments are served after the program.
An important figure in early aviation and in Colorado history, Elrey Jeppesen brought standards of navigation and safety to the new industry. The main terminal at Denver International Airport is named in his honor. A 16-foot statue of Jeppesen by the artist George Lundeen stands in the center of the main terminal.
Flint Whitlock is the author of 16 books including three biographies and a novel. He is a WWII battlefield tour guide for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and other organizations, and has appeared in numerous documentaries and lectures on Viking Sea Cruises. Terry Barnhart is co-author of the authorized biography of Jeppesen, Capt. Jepp and the Little Black Book: How Barnstormer and Aviation Pioneer Elrey B. Jeppesen Made the Skies Safer for Everyone.