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Theodore Roosevelt in Retrospect: An American Legacy
Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Theodore Roosevelt in Retrospect: An American Legacy

Save the date now for the fourteenth annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium at Dickinson State University! One hundred years after his remarkable life ended, Theodore Roosevelt continues to influence our life as a nation and as individuals. Plan to visit his second home in the Dakota Badlands and join in this public humanities event, reflecting on his legacy.

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An Evening with Edward S. Curtis
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Edward S. Curtis

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is excited to invite you to their spring fundraiser, An Evening with Edward S. Curtis. Clay Jenkinson, will lecture on Edward Sheriff Curtis (February 16, 1868 – October 19, 1952) the American photographer and ethnologist from Washington State whose work focused on the American West and Native American peoples. He will discuss Curtis’s life and work, slipping into character of Curtis now and then, including his work with JP Morgan, his many visits to the heart of Indian America, his relationship with Theodore Roosevelt, and the compilation of Curtis‘ 20 volumes of his book North American Indian. Clay will also talk about some of the more controversial issues around Curtis' work: cultural appropriation, his treatment of his wife and family, the ways in which he cajoled Native Americans into showing him sacred objects or dressing in a sacred way, and divulging cultural secrets.

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Shakespeare: The Magic of the Word
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Shakespeare: The Magic of the Word

Wednesday March 27, 7:30 p.m
First Flight High School, Kill Devil Hills

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This 90-minute performance features recitation of great moments in Shakespeare, commentary, biographical details, discussions of the great Shakespeare themes, and a practical guide to overcoming “Shakespeare intimidation.” Witty, probing, and funny, Clay provides an evening of insight and laughter in his one-man program, an unforgettable tribute to the life and work of the greatest writer in the English language.

Reading Hamlet for the first time as a freshman in college changed the whole trajectory of my life. During my time at Oxford I saw 34 of the 37 Shakespeare plays, including Hamlet nine times. Although I somehow slipped through the back door and became an amateur historian, my great love has always been Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. This program gives me the opportunity to explore Shakespeare’s genius at the prime of my life as a public humanities scholar.

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