The Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums are proud to announce the line-up for the 2017 Winter Lyceum Lecture Series. All of these lectures are free to the public and will take place at the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums at 405 E. Main Street in Platteville.
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 3:00 pm
The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer in Today’s Society with Corey Saffold
Officer Saffold will discuss his experiences as a Black policeman in Madison, Wisconsin the wake of multiple, highly publicized killings of unarmed African-Americans by police officers. This event is part of the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s Working Lives Project, whose goal is to deepen and broaden the conversation about what it means to make a living and a life here.
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER: Sunday, April 9, 2017: 7:00 pm
Diving The Mines of the Baraboo Iron Range with Tamara Thomsen and Mark Langenfeld
Underwater archeologist Tamara Thomsen returns to share the story of her latest underground/underwater adventure, scuba diving in the mines of the Baraboo Iron Range.
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 7:00 pm
The Silver Man: The Life & Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie, presented by Peter Shrake
Pete Shrake, author of the book “The Silver Man: The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie,” discusses the dramatic changes that swept the Wisconsin frontier in the early to mid-1800s, through the life of Indian Agent John Harris Kinzie.
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 7:00 pm
The War of 1812 in Wisconsin: The Battle for Prairie du Chien, presented by Mary Elise Antoine
In The War of 1812 in Wisconsin, author Mary Elise Antoine brings a little-known, strategic, corner of the war's history to life. She details the story of a years'-long fight for control of the Northern Mississippi and the "western country," a struggle that culminated in a three-day siege of the area's lynchpin fur trade center in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, in July of 1814.
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Posted on Sun, January 22, 2017
by Diana Bolander