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GCGS meeting March 2 at the Union Presbyterian Church
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MONROE — The Green County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting March 2 at 10 a.m. at the Union Presbyterian Church located at 2707 5th Street. 

 Mark Peterson will present “A Trip to Israel.” Peterson traveled to Israel in January 2023. Visitors are welcome and there is no cost to attend. 

The speaker will explain the geography and a brief history of Israel. He reviews the major sites in Jerusalem he visited including the Temple Mount, City of David, Tower of David, Garden Tomb, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and others. Sites from recent wars in 1967 and 1973 are also included. Time will be given to explain the current state-of-affairs between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Peterson is a native of northern Illinois and served in the U.S. Navy for six years. He achieved a master’s degree in History at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has many teaching experiences including Math at Northwestern Military and Naval Academy in Lake Geneva, HVAC and Building Automation for Barber-Colman for 17 years, VFDs for Danfoss Drives, a Danish company just north of the German border. He has taken a total of 10 trips to Europe. He taught “Historical Methods” for Concordia University Wisconsin in Beloit for 12 years. Peterson has also taught at Lifelong Learning for Highland Community College in Freeport. 

For any questions about the meeting or presentation, call Donna at 608-921-1537. The GCGS Research Center (located in the lower level of the Monroe Public Library) is closed to the public for research. The center is undergoing renovations and will reopen in April.