Arthur Gottlieb, an expert on political and military history, will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. on the U.S. Pacific Fleet submarines in World War II.
Formerly a professional curator of naval history and technical director of exhibits at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, Gottlieb worked with veterans creating exhibits illustrating the history of 20th-century warfare. From 1989 through 1997, he coordinated with all branches of the armed services toward the preservation of historic ships, aircraft and armor from around the world, and has facilitated the recovery of scores of artifacts from warships slated for demolition from reserve fleets.
For the past seven years, Gottlieb has refocused his professional efforts toward reaching out and addressing the growing needs of aging veterans and their families. In addition to maintaining a private practice as a geriatric counselor and certified senior adviser in Norwalk, he provides pro-bono trauma counseling to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gottlieb is also an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and has served as commander of Flotilla 7-2, Norwalk, District 1, Southern Region, Sector Long Island Sound.
The Senior Men's Club of New Canaan is open for new members. Applicants are welcome to attend the Feb. 1 meeting. For information, visit www.smcnc.org or call Membership Chairman Jerry Transue at 203-966-6050.