Born on Thoreau Farm in 1926, Joe Wheeler went on to help farmers and others across the world. His idealism was forged in Concord during the Depression and World War II. Motivated to help build a war-free, prosperous world, he spent most of his life abroad assisting others through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, and the United Nations. At the end of his career, he returned home to Concord.
There will be a post-screening discussion with the filmmaker, Sue Reider; Verrill Farm Owner, Steve Verrill; and Rachel Wheeler.
Please note that this event requires advanced registration to be apart of a limited in-person audience. All other participants can join through a live-stream link, which will be sent out on the evening of Thursday, November 12.
This is a free event. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.
This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.
Image: Sue Reider.