Hiwan Homestead Museum is very excited to announce a very special presentation in conjunction with its exhibit “We Can Do It: Jefferson County in WWII”: The Edge of Disaster” with Flint Whitlock.

On Wednesday, August 12 at 6 PM, learn more about Operation Overlord, the Allies’ D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944. The invasion is seen today as a highly successful military operation that hastened the defeat of Nazi Germany. In reality, however, so many aspects of Overlord unraveled that it nearly ended in failure. Had it not been for a handful of courageous soldiers, World War II might have ended very differently.

Denver-based military historian Flint Whitlock, the editor of WWII Quarterly magazine and author of a dozen books (including two on Operation Overlord), will present “D-Day: The Edge of Disaster,” an illustrated lecture about how close the invasion came to failing.

The presentation will be held at Hiwan Homestead Museum and require reservations. There is a fee of $10 for the program. Please call the Museum at 720-497-7650 for reservations or more information.