Historian to Talk About the Green Bay Packers

2-23-05

On Thursday, March 3, Dr. Craig Coenen of Mercer County Community College’s history faculty will speak about "The Little City That Could: How the Packers Survived in Green Bay." The talk takes place at 12 noon on the college’s West Windsor campus in the Communications building, room 110. It is free and open to the public.

According to Coenen, “Today professional football is a billion-dollar industry, but there was a time when teams could not even give away tickets. This lecture looks at the tumultuous early years of professional football, the sport's growth, the extraordinary efforts on behalf of a number of small communities to keep their franchises, and why the Packers, alone, survived in their small town.”

Dr. Coenen received an M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in American History from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

Reservations are not required. For more information call 609-586-4800, ext. 3324.

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