Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lecture Series: World History in Six Objects

whallonsburg GrangeThe Whallonsburg Grange has announced its fall Lyceum series, “A History of the World in Six Objects.”  The presenters will choose and discuss six objects that demonstrate the history, evolution, and significance of the common things around us.

The lectures will occur on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm throughout the months of September and October.

The series opens on Sept. 29 with local historian and UVM lecturer Andy Buchanan presenting “Six Guns.” The series will continue on Oct. 6 with award-winning Essex journalist Gretel Schueller on “Six Foods”; Oct. 13 with art restorationist Emily Gardner Phillips on “Six Paintings”; and Oct. 20 with architects Beverly Eichenlaub and Bryan Burke on “Six Buildings.”  The series concludes Oct. 27 with Barry Goldstein, visiting professor at Williams College, presenting “Six Photographs.”

Admission for each lecture is $5, and free for students.

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall is located at 1610 NYS Route 22 at the intersection with Whallons Bay Road, five miles from the Essex-Charlotte Ferry.

The Whallonsburg Grange Hall serves as a community gathering space for eastern Essex County, hosting musical and theatrical performances, lectures, forums, and workshops, as well as hall rentals for private events.  For more information call 963-4170 or email admin@thegrangehall.info.

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