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Winchester Academy’s mission is to enrich the community by providing free, intellectually stimulating, informative, and engaging programs.

The name "Winchester Academy" implies a building and physical structure, but there is none. The Academy is a voluntary organization with a Board of Trustees comprised of area citizens that fosters lifelong learning based on ideas originating in Scandinavian folk academies. The Academy offers, on average, twenty-five programs annually. There is no membership required for attendance at programs. All are FREE of charge and open to the general public. Programs are usually held at the Waupaca Area Public Library on Monday evenings at 6:30. Other venues and days of the week are occasionally used for special seminars and musical programs (e.g., churches, or other sites that can accommodate larger crowds). Some programs might include controversial subject matter, but the Academy takes no position and seeks to provide balanced and reliable information.

2019 Fall Series
Upcoming Presenters

Nov 18th


at the Waupaca Public Library

Apollo 50 Years After –

What Now?

Robert Benada, PhD in Physics, worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. NASA’s Manned Space Program brought Americans into space and ultimately to the Moon. This tremendous technical achievement happened in a time of growing social and political turmoil, particularly the Cold War, Civil rights, assassinations, and the Vietnam war.  The courage and genius that built to the 1969 Apollo 11 landing was the foundation for a world fleet of Earth and planetary satellites.  Currently there is little US movement towards further manned flights beyond Earth orbit (Space Station) so what will our space future hold?

This program is complementary to the Waupaca Public Library’s early Fall exhibit on the Space Program. 

Please thank Vance and Ann Linden for sponsoring this program.



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