First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

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All First Wednesdays events are free and open to the public!

Wed 03

Life in the Studio

April 3
7:00 pm
David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of Castle, Cathedral, and The Way We Work, discusses current projects and challenges. Read More »
Wed 17

*RESCHEDULED* “There is Nothing Either Good or Bad, But Thinking Makes It So.”

April 17
7:00 pm
Is this famous quotation from Hamlet true? Catherine A. Sanderson, Amherst College professor and author of "The Positive Shift," outlines the significant difference we can make in our daily lives simply by adjusting our outlook. Read More »
Wed 01

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Revisited

May 1
7:00 pm
Historians rank Abraham Lincoln’s majestic second inaugural address as one of the greatest political orations in American history. But at the time, the speech generated entirely partisan responses even as the Civil War headed toward Union victory. Preeminent Lincoln biographer Harold Holzer revisits the unforgettable day of March 4, 1865. Read More »