Thursday, March 14, 2024

Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum upcoming lectures

Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum series
-The final two lectures in the Whallonsburg Grange Winter Lyceum series, “Author! Author!” will present two local authors with new books on very different topics. On Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm, Lorraine Duvall, an award-winning author who writes on her love of the Adirondacks, will discuss her newest memoir about the Styles Brook in the towns of Keene and Jay, near where she lives. This tributary drops around 2,500 feet as it descends five miles to the East Branch of the Ausable River from its origin on Jay Mountain.

In Where the Styles Brook Waters Flow: The Place I Call HomeLorraine tells stories of coming to know and love the Styles Brook Valley and the balance of privacy and interconnectivity that is the way of life in rural areas. Lorraine has published four memoirs laced with history, including All I Know: Too Much to Pretend, Finding A Woman’s Place: The Story of a 1970s Feminist Collective in the Adirondacks, and In Praise of Quiet Waters: Finding Solitude and Adventure in the Wild Adirondacks. She lives in Keene Valley.Lorraine Duvall author at Whallonsburg Grange
On Tuesday, March 26 at 7pm, the Lyceum presents a lecture on “The Holocaust and the “Long World War II” by Andy Buchanan, professor of history at the University of Vermont and the 2024 Faculty Fellow at the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies. The presentation will look at how, In many parts of the world, the formal end of World War II in 1945 brought no peace, but instead led directly to a new series of local wars, revolutions, and struggles for national independence. In his new book, From World War to Postwar, Andy Buchanan explores this complex and protracted process—rather than simply Washington’s victory in the world war—that both shaped the new American-led world order and limited its scope. This lecture will focus in particular on discussing the Holocaust in the context of the ‘long’ World War II, examining the ways in which continued antisemitism and the genocide against Europe’s Jewish population led directly to the establishment of Israel in 1948, with consequences we see today.
Andy Buchanan, Whallonsburg Grange
Both lectures are part of the Winter Lyceum series which brings six authors who live and write in the region to the Grange to discuss recent books. More information on the series can be found at

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