Hindenburg 80th Anniversary Events To Be Held

LAKEHURST – Several events will be held in upcoming weeks to commemorate the crash of the Hindenburg in 1937.

On April 30, a PowerPoint program presented by the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, “Remembering The Hindenburg 80 Years Later” is planned for Jakes Branch County Park in Beachwood. A re-dedication will be held for the 20-foot mural of the Hindenburg that had previously hung in the McDonald’s in Lakehurst. The artist, Cathleen Englesen, will be on hand to discuss the mural, which is permanently housed in the nature center there.

On May 5, a sold-out dinner will be held. There will be guest speakers who were closely connected to the Hindenburg. A short documentary will also be shown.

On May 6 at 6:45 p.m., a service remembering the lives of the 36 people claimed by the disaster will be held at the site.

To learn more about the security requirements at the May 6 service, historical society tours or any other information about these events, visit nlhs.com/hindenburg-weekend-2017.html.