Whallonsburg Grange Hall is hosting a lyceum lecture series called “Land and Labor: The Past, Present and Future of Farming in America.” Lectures will be on Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm.
In this Whallonsburg Grange lyceum series there will be a special four-part series devoted to the history and development of farming in North America.
Speaker: Andy Buchanan, lecturer in Global and American History, University of Vermont
Price: $5 per lecture. Students FREE
The Four-part Series
Topic: Part 1 From the “Three Sisters” to the Rise of Commercial Agriculture
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013. At 7:30 pm.
Topic: Part 2 A House Divided: The Agricultural Roots of the Civil War
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2013. At 7:30 pm.
Topic: Part 3 The Settlement of the West, Mechanization and Commodity Production
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 19, 2013. At 7:30 pm.
Topic: Part 4 From the Great Depression to the 21st Century: State Intervention, the Family Farm Crisis and the Rise of Agribusiness
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2013. At 7:30 pm.
What are the Whallonsburg Grange Lyceums?
“Lyceums flourished in the United States from the mid-19th century and were important in the development of adult education. Lecturers, musicians, singers and readers traveled the “lyceum circuit,” going from town to town to entertain, speak, or debate. The current Lyceum Series at the Grange continues this tradition with lectures and programs of interest to the community.” (Whallonsburg Grange Hall)
Contact Whallonsburg Grange
For more information you can call 518-962-4386 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’ve never been before, then follow these directions to the Grange.