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Care & Training of Horses for the Movies by Karl Luthin DVM

January 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Care & Training of Horses for the Movies

The Elkhart Historical Society is delighted to welcome Karl Luthin, DVM, back to the dinner lecture podium Friday, January 27, at 5:30 p.m., at the Wild Hare Café in Horsefeathers’ shop, Elkhart, Illinois. Luthin captivates the crowd with his real life experiences, from the rigors of being an equine veterinary, to life on the movie set either in front of cameras as a re-enactor, or behind the scenes supplying historically correct uniforms and horse equipment. His talk, “The Care and Training of Horses for the Movies,” will explain the challenges that are encountered by both two and four legged actors, who must work together.

Some of the movies that Luthin has been a part of are: “Gods and Generals,” “Glory,” “John Adams” and “Into the West” mini-series, “Gettysburg,” “Cold Mountain,” and “Lincoln.” As those who have attended past lectures can attest, Luthin will hold the audience right through the question and answer session following the talk.

The cost per person is $45, which includes the lecture and dinner featuring a choice of Beef Bourguignon or Coq au Vin. Both entrees come with mashed potatoes, baby carrots and green beans, roll and dessert. For complete menu and reservation form, please see the website: www.elkharthistoricalsociety.org .  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 217 947 2238, not later than January 20th. Once confirmed, checks can be mailed to The Elkhart Historical Society at PO 255, Elkhart, IL, or dropped off at the Country Bumpkin Shop at 103 Gov. Oglesby St., Elkhart, IL.

With the arrival of the New Year comes the opportunity for you to join or renew your membership to the Elkhart Historical Society. Your support, which is vital to our organization, provides the means to offer quality programs such as this. Remember, each new or renewed membership comes with a free calendar, which can be picked up or shipped to you for an additional $3 a calendar. You can find the membership form below.

Thank you and Happy New Year from the Elkhart Historical Society


January 27
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Horsefeathers/Wild Hare Cafe
104 Governor Oglesby St
Elkhart, IL 62634 United States
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(217) 947-2100
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