Humanities Group Lecture Series

Keep your brain young with the benefits of lifelong learning with monthly lectures on diverse topics.

Free to members!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – B544
The Orphan Train Movement: History, Genealogy, Legacy
From 1854 – 1929, over 200,000 children were transported from New York to the Midwest and beyond. This history, genealogy, and legacy of the movement are explored.
Lecturer: Michael Brophy

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Louison Board Room
General Henry Hunt: The Union’s Forgotten General and Hero
Most Americans have never heard of Henry Hunt, and yet he played a critical role in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As the Chief of Union Artillery in the Army of the Potomac throughout most of the war, General Hunt played an especially critical role in the Union repulse of Pickett's Charge on July 3 at the Battle of Gettysburg. During this lecture, we will study who this man was, and how he helped to turn the tide of the war. We will also answer the question of how one of the most important officers of the war was forgotten to history.
Lecturer: Mark Mello 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Louison Board Room
Spanish Flu Epidemic and end of WWI
The fall of 1918 was historic. Join Nicole Casper, President of the Brockton Historical Society and Director of the Stonehill College Archives, as she looks back on how the Brockton area battled the Spanish flu and at the same time celebrated the end of WWI.
Lecturer: Nicole Casper, Director of Archives and Historical Collections, Stonehill College

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Louison Board Room
Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge, December 1944, marks the last German offensive of the war in Europe.  Over the objections of his generals, Hitler ordered a massive counter-attack against Allied forces in the area of the Ardennes Forest.  Hitler’s plan as to split the Anglo-American front and to seek a negotiated peace in the West.  With over 19,000  Americans killed, the Battle of the Bulge was the largest and bloodiest battle experienced by American forces in all of World War II.
Lecturer: Gary Hylander

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