'Big History' extended to Mar 29

Inclement weather on March 1 canceled the popular Fond du Lac Public Library weekly program, “Big History of Overlooked America: First People to the Civil War,” so the series has been extended a week and will run through March 29. The programs are free; no registration required.

The lively presentations by Dr. Rick Whaley and Herman Bender involve a great deal of show and tell involving artifacts from Bender’s personal collection.

What do the historians mean by “overlooked?” It’s the inconvenient truth mostly buried in the past, not taught and deliberately covered up by myth.

“That same overlooked past still presents problems and haunts society and our narrative of it to this day,” Bender said.

The remaining schedule (all programs start at 6 p.m.):

  • March 1: Canceled due to inclement weather
  • March 8: Continuation of the Pilgrim Century: King Philip's War
  • March 15: The Historic Fur Trade
  • March 22: The French and Indian War: Prelude to the Revolution
  • March 29: Revolution and War: Making the New Republic, 1790-1830

 

 

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