Historical researcher Jerry Praver will be the featured speaker at the Cambria Historical Society on Thursday, April 16.
Praver will speak about how World War II affected Cambria, following the Dec. 23, 1941 torpedoing of the oil tanker Montebello six miles off the coast. No lives were lost when the ship sank, and a government blackout resulted in a denial that the incident had occurred.
Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 5:30. Space is limited to 40 advance reservations for the event, to be held in the parlor of the Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St. at Burton Drive.
The public is invited to attend for a fee of $10, which may be applied to Historical Society membership. Membership is good for discounts at all society events.
Details: Penny Church, 927-1442.