Mid-Atlantic Ctr for the Arts & Humanities Lecture Series

Date: Every 4 weeks
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities 2017-2018 Lecture Series
Presented by the Ocean City Free Public Library
All lectures are free and will be held at 6:30pm in Room N116 at The Ocean City Free Public Library.

September 18th - History of the Underground Railroad in Cape May
 (In partnership with the Center for Community Arts) Learn about the part that Cape May played  in the  Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman’s presence here in the early 1850s.
October 9th- History of Halloween
Where does the celebration of our Halloween traditions come from? This presentation looks at the
ancient origins, Victorian adaptations and modern twists.
November 13th - Victorian Era American Literature
Some of the greatest classics of American literature were penned during the Victorian era and had
a significant impact on social and political events. Included are Twain, Poe, Thoreau, Dickinson, Stowe,  Melville, Baum, Whitman, Alcott and the Muckrakers.
December 11th- Christmas Music
A medley of traditional and modern songs of the season and the stories behind their creation. Singing  along is encouraged!
January 15th- British Victorian Literature
An introduction to English writers and their social commentary and critiques. This presentation highlights  many of these classic works and their authors.
February 12th- History of Valentine’s Day
The Victorians loved Valentine’s Day.  Learn how they developed many of our modern Valentine’s Day  traditions, the history of the day and make your own Victorian card.
March 12th - Two Women, Two Worlds
This program looks at the “upstairs” and “downstairs” life during the Victorian era and the opportunities  available to the women who inhabited them.
April 9th - Let’s Go Shopping!
An illustrated examination of the social and economic impact of the growing consumer culture in  the Victorian Era.
May 14th - Classic Movies and Their Stars
Explore the Golden Age of the American film industry via this sight and sound presentation of the classic  studios, stars and films of the era. Hollywood became the movie capital of the world as dream factories  cranked out films and turned actors into stars.  Included will be a short history of film industry and the  major and minor studios of the era.  Clips from classic films will highlight stars such as Bette Davis,  Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne.

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