Fast to present Hoeppner story at Lifelong Learning

Steve Fast, Hillsboro Museums coordinator, will present, “The Life of Dietrich Hoeppner,” to kick off the fall semester of the Tabor College Lifelong Learning program.

The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. Sept 6 in the Heritage Lobby within the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

A native of Hillsboro, Hoeppner joined the Mennonite Central Committee and served as its representative in Siberia during the Russian Civil War in the 1920s. He achieved a degree in optics from Zeiss in Germany and came back to Hillsboro and served as the local eye doctor.

With his depth of historical knowledge, Fast will bring intriguing local history to light. He also will

demonstrate a working model steam engine that Hoeppner made when he was a high school student in the early 1900s.

The public is welcome to attend all Lifelong Learning programs and may register at the door. Fees are $5 per session, or $15 per individual and $29 per couple for the full semester.

After the session, participants may enjoy eating lunch in the college cafeteria at the discount price of $4.

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