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April 22, 2018

Hamilton: More Than A Musical

This lecture is designed to capture the imagination of both young and old about the rise and fall of one of the most brilliant young minds of our founding generation through the hip hop music of the today’s young and young at heart.

April 22, 2018

Florida’s Wild Landscape through the Lens of Clyde Butcher

The Cedar Key Arts Center will host an exhibition focused on Florida’s most iconic landscape photographer, Clyde Butcher.

April 26, 2018

The Greatest Patriots: Unsung Heroes of the Civil War

This talk takes a well-deserved look back at five relatively unknown but remarkable heroes and patriots who stepped forward during our country’s greatest crisis to help "save the union" and bring about "a new birth of freedom."

April 26, 2018

From Obscurity to Greatness: Illinois and Lincoln, 1830 to 1861

In 1830, the young state of Illinois, only twelve years old, was the fifth smallest in the nation in terms of population. From a national perspective, it was a relatively unknown and mostly undeveloped land with an uncertain future, not necessarily destined for any measure of greatness. The same could be said about a young man who arrived in Illinois with his family that same year: unknown, undeveloped, with an uncertain future and no reason to believe that he was destined for greatness. The next 31 years would see the transformation of both the state and the man – of both Illinois and…Abraham Lincoln.

May 2, 2018

Work and Employment in Late 18th-Century Boston

Labor took many forms for Revolutionary-era Bostonians, who conducted work in many types of locations and under a variety of social arrangements.

May 11, 2018

"Before They Were Heroes at King’s Mountain"

In the fall of 1780 a thousand citizen soldiers, the Overmountain men, banded together and marched over the Appalachian Mountains in a preemptive strike on the British army moving through the region. For two weeks North Carolina and Virginia militiamen under the leadership of Isaac Shelby, John Sevier, William Campbell, Benjamin Cleveland, and others, rode through snow and rain to track down Major Patrick Ferguson and his army of Loyalists.

May 21, 2018

“Suing for Freedom”

Charlotte Dupuy was one of Henry Clay’s slaves who sued him for the freedom of herself and her children when Clay moved her family to Washington D.C., where he served as Secretary of State.

May 26, 2018

Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail

Some of the first women to travel across present-day Kansas were travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. This presentation looks at the adventures and reflections of four of these remarkable women who wrote their own stories.