Two O’clock Sunday Series
January 18, 2:00 Close to the Vest and Under the Skirt Tour of the Civil War with Karen Jessee. Characters Charles and Josephine from the 1860s reveal the many layers and accessories that created the fashionable look for the elegant mid-Victorian lady and gentleman.
February 22, 2:00 Presidential Pet Tales with Ed Okonowicz. A vast majority of Americans of all ages love their pets –and First Families throughout our country’s history were no different. In fact, some of them turned the White House into their personal zoo. Find out who owned goats, ponies and parrots, even alligators, tigers and an elephant!
March 22, 2:00 Pablo Picasso: An Artist for All Seasons with Sandra Denney. This lecture focuses on portions of the life and the major innovative styles of Pablo Picasso. The influence of various women on his life will be emphasized. Special attention will be drawn to the courage he exhibited both in his paintings and in his actions during the Nazi occupation of Paris.
April 26, 2:00 Tales from the Ould Sod with Kate Danaher. Imagine a time when the whole country sat by their turf fires on a Sunday night, listening to Eamon Kelly, Ireland’s master storyteller, live on Radio Eireann. A great storyteller in her own right, Kate Danaher will recreate this delightful experience with songs and stories, and fiddle tunes.
May 17, 2:00 Tennessee Williams’ South with Dr. Yvonne Shafer. A picture of the life and work of Tennessee Williams, one of America’s greatest playwrights. Williams used biographical material related to his youth in St. Louis and portrayed both himself and members of his family in plays. Dr. Shafer presents a brief history of his life and career with slides showing performances and pictures of Williams and his family and then performs selected scenes from Williams’ plays.