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Brockville Museum Winter Lecture Series

Date: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:00am

Brockville Museum
5 Henry St.
Brockville ON

Enjoy five inspiring guest speakers who will be presenting on a variety of unique themes in Canadian culture and history.

This year's series runs as follows:

February 5th: “Indigenous History 101 – How do WE know what you know?” presented by Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan who will examine the ongoing history and legacy of Indigenous identities, language and content, in the Brockville area and beyond.

February 12th, “Decoding Monuments and Memorials” by Dr. Tonya Davidson will discuss the meaning and role of monuments from a historical and sociological perspective, the controversies around taking monuments down, and whether we should have monuments to individual people.

February 19th: "Prudence Heward and the Beaver Hall Group". by Dr. Brian Foss. Prudence Heward and the Beaver Hall Group are finally being recognized by canada's major cultural institutions for their contributions to the canada arts scene. Prudence Heward spent her summers at the Heward summer home located in Fernbank where, during the early part of the last century, she brought together many influential Canadian painters.

February 12th: Brockville native, Dr. Michael Eamon, now of Trent University, returns to his Brockville roots on to present "Public History: How The Present Uses and Abuses the Past". He will explore how we in the present use and adapt history to suit our needs, and how our idea of history is constantly being shaped by nostalgia, politics and current events.

March 5th: Dr. Matthew Bellamy presents "Under the Influence: How Labatt and its Allies brewed up a Nation of Beer Drinkers" in which he examines how major breweries such as Labatt’s have influenced the drinking habits of Canadians and the role the media has had in turning Canada into what Dr. Bellamy refers to as a “beer nation”.

Advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $50 for the entire five-part series (a saving of 33%) or $15 per lecture. Tickets are available exclusively through the Brockville Arts Centre box office (in-person, by phone, or online). Lectures have a history of selling-out, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please note that tickets for the entire series may only be purchased by phoning or visiting the box office in person, they are not bookable online.

On the day of each lecture doors open at 9:30 a.m. with lectures starting promptly at 10 a.m. There will be a 20 minute intermission with light refreshments at 11 a.m. and the lecture will conclude at noon.

Contact Name: 
Peggy Hause
Email: 
phause@brockville.com
Telephone: 
6133424397
Admission type: 
Set Price

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