On Friday, February 8th, The Elkhart Historical Society will offer their first dinner lecture of the 2019 series with the return of Karl Luthin, DVM.  Karl’s lectures always fill quickly due to his extraordinary life experiences and story-telling skills. Well known in the equine veterinarian practice with his daughter Kate and a skilled entrepreneur in gathering equipment, uniforms, tack, horses and rolling stock to supply movies with, Luthin continues to have an exciting life. His knowledge helps to insure the historic accuracy of the equipment or costumes being used.

       Luthin’s talk will cover a variety of venues including stories from many of the different movies in which he has been involved, including reenacting, veterinarian services, props, and problem solving- - such as how to get a horse off the elevated platform in Chicago’s loop. Just ask Karl about his fleet of Conestoga wagons and you will get a taste of the charisma that surrounds this man.

       The program will be held at Horsefeather’s Wild Hare Café, with doors opening at 5:00p.  The cost of $40 per person includes a choice of entrees, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Roast Pork Tenderloin with a wine and mushroom sauce.  Both choices serve d with creamy herbed potatoes, baby carrots and green beans and freshly baked dinner roll and dessert.  The all-inclusive price covers the price of the meal, tip, taxes and a $10 donation to the Elkhart Historical Society for the program. 

       For complete menu and reservation form, please go to --> RESERVATIONS.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 217 947 2238, by no later than February 5; 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. or Horsefeather’s Wed-Sun 10a-3p.





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