The Inca civilization, history and its culture prompted Lisa Wendel to hike to the Peruvian lost city of Machu Picchu which will be her topic at the First Wednesday Luncheon of Westfield Historical Society on June 4th at 12 PM at Echo Lake Country Club, 515 Springfield Avenue in Westfield, NJ.

The Inca Empire dates from the 1200s until it was conquered by the Spanish colonization of South America in the 1500’s. In her yearning to learn more about this civilization and its people, Lisa endured a 4 day - 35 mile hike up to 14,000 feet resulting in quite a challenging but captivating experience. Machu Picchu, meaning “Old Peak” was built by the Incas in the 15th century and remains one of the most beautiful and enigmatic sites of the ancient world.

Lisa Wendel, a financial advisor in her own practice located in Westfield is also a partner at United Planners Financial Services, Member: FINRA, SIPC. She is a Registered Principal and Investment Advisor with United Planners and holds her Series 63, 7 and 24 FINRA certifications. She has travelled the globe for the past 25 years in search of improving her knowledge of world cultures and languages. Lisa is fluent in French, studied 5 other foreign languages, lived or worked in over 7 countries and visited over 50 countries worldwide. She holds an MBA from the prestigious L’ Ecole Superieure de Commerce in France, being the first ever American to graduate from this world renown master’s program, ranked among the 30th best business school in the world. She previously received her BA in Economics from Rutgers University. Lisa thoroughly enjoys her travels and the stories that undoubtedly develop from these exciting adventures.

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With an engaged membership, The Westfield Historical Society strives to preserve and share Westfield’s rich heritage and the love of history for future generations. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

All those wishing to attend the Luncheon are asked to make a reservation by calling (908) 654-1794 by noon on Monday June 2nd or email for more information.

The Luncheon cost is $25.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members.