CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Humanities Council announces its schedule for the 2019 Little Lecture Series.
Dr. Katharine Antolini, professor of history and gender studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College, kicks the series off on March 31 with “West Virginia and the Ratification of the 19th Amendment.”
On April 28, Dr. Ann Serafin, executive director of Adaland Mansion in Philippi, presents “Philippi’s Historic Adaland Mansion.” May 19 brings Mount St. Mary’s University Provost Dr. Boyd Creasman to the MacFarland-Hubbard House to speak on “Contemporary Literature from West Virginia.” The series concludes on June 23 with Marshall University art history professor Dr. Heather Stark discussing “Controversies in Modern Art.”
The Little Lectures have been presented every year since 2001 and are one of the many ways the Humanities Council shares its historic property with the community. They begin in March and are presented once each month through June in the parlor of the Council’s Charleston headquarters in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East. Seating is limited and reservations are advised. Admission is $10 per person and includes refreshments after the lecture.
More than 75 Little Lectures have been given in the series and past speakers include historian John Alexander Williams, biographer Jean Edward Smith, Monticello horticulturalist Peter Hatch, novelist Denise Giardina, playwright Billy Edd Wheeler, West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, journalist Ed Rabel, maestro Grant Cooper, commentator Hoppy Kercheval, and filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.