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Lyceum series

  • Ongoing: until Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Tuesday: 7:30pm
  • Where: Whallonsburg Grange Hall, Essex
  • Cost: $5 - $35
  • Age limit: Not available

WHALLONSBURG — On Tuesday, Jan. 29, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall opened its winter Lyceum series on “Land and Labor: The Past, Present and Future of Farming in America.” The weekly series, held on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. through March 19, is presenting speakers from around the region who will lecture on how the fertile land of the Champlain Valley developed, the history of agricultural production in North America, the challenging economics of farming, its impact on culture, and the lives of farm families.
The remaining schedule of the lectures follows:
Feb. 5 through Feb. 26: four-part series on the History of Agriculture in North America, with Andy Buchanan, lecturer in global history at the University of Vermont. These four lectures will trace farming on the continent from native American cultivation through the agricultural roots of the Civil War, to the settlement of the west and the Great Depression, up to the development of modern agriculture and agribusiness.
March 5: The Future of Food: A Discussion with Local Farmers will present a panel of farmers from our area talking about the important issues they face and that are of concern to all consumers.
March 12: Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America, with Dona Brown, professor of History at the University of Vermont and author of a recent book on this subject.
March 19: Hunting, Gathering and Fungus Farming: Feeding the Adirondack Farm Family in the 19th Century, with Hallie Bond, former curator at the Adirondack Museum.
A series ticket is $35 for all eight lectures. Individual lectures are $5. Students admitted free. The Lyceum is sponsored by the Grange Hall and more information is available at www.thegrangehall.org. The Grange is located at 1610 NYS Rt. 22 at the corner of Whallons Bay Road, 5 miles south of the Essex Ferry dock.

This event was posted Jan. 29, 2013 and last updated Jan. 29, 2013

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