‘MoC Talk’ focuses on Cuban Missile Crisis

President John F. Kennedy meets with members of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council, including Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, regarding the crisis in Cuba. (Wikipedia)

EAST LIVERPOOL — Mike Solterbeck will be the speaker at the Museum of Ceramics’ “MoC Talk” at noon Friday. His discussion will center around the Cuban Missile Crisis and the events that led up to it.

For 13 days in October 1962, the leaders of the U.S. and the Soviet Union engaged in a political and military standoff over the installation of nuclear-armed Soviet missiles on Cuba. In a televised address on Oct. 22, President John F. Kennedy notified the American public of the presence of the missiles and explained his decision to enact a naval blockade around Cuba.

“Solterbeck will reveal how President Kennedy, along with his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, stood up to the military brass and saved the world from a nuclear war,” a release states.

Solterbeck is a retired history teacher from Beaver Local and is a sought-after speaker on events of the 1960s.

MoC Talks are free noontime lectures held the second Friday of each month. For more information about this or other events, call the Museum during open hours at 330-386-6001 or view the web site at http://themuseumofceramics.com.