Open Forum movement
Hammond Historical Society and the Friends of the Hammond Public Library will hold a joint meeting with guest speaker Arthur S. Meyers, former director of the library. He will speak on the Open Forum Lecture Movement which began in 1908. In Hammond it began as the Beth El Open Forum in 1924 and continued until World War II. During that time many nationally known speakers visited Hammond and spoke on a number of controversial issues. The meeting is open to the public and there is no charge. Refreshments will be served.