Evenings with History Opens with Mexican Revolution Discussion

The University History Institute announces the 2010-2011 season of the “Evenings with History” series. UALR faculty members will present their current research at the monthly lectures, which begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Ottenheimer Auditorium in the Historic Arkansas Museum at 200 E. Third Street, in Little Rock.

This year’s events include:

  • “Celebrating the Mexican Revolution of 1910” with Dr. Deborah Baldwin on Oct. 5.
  • “Viva la Independencia! The Mexican War for Independence of 1810 and Public Memory, 1810-2010,” with Dr. Kristin Mann on Nov. 9.
  • “Little Rock – From Frontier Village to the New South City: The Transforming Experience of the Civil War and Reconstruction,” with Dr. C. Fred Williams on Dec. 7.
  • How the Holy Grail Got to Valencia,” with Dr. Laura Smoller, Feb. 1.
  • “Teabaggers and the American Revolution,” with Dr. Johanna Miller Lewis, March 1.
  • “Public Perceptions of the Dust Bowl,” with Dr. Jess Porter, April 5.

The October and November events are part of the Arkansas Mexico 2010 Project which is a university-community collaboration involving the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, and the William J. Clinton Foundation. The goal of this initiative is to encourage and coordinate local events that highlight the history of Mexico and United States-Mexican relations and to encourage the discussion of present and future bi-national development.

The University History Institute is a nonprofit organization of private citizens interested in history and supporting UALR.

An individual can subscribe to the series for $50 annually, which includes admission to all six lectures. A joint subscription to the series, at $90 annually, offers savings of $10 to couples and friends.

At $250 annually, a Fellow of the Institute receives the previous benefits, plus an invitation to special presentations for fellows exclusively. This often includes a private evening with noted authors. The Institute also offers a life membership at $1,000 that can be paid in installments. Subscriptions and donations to the Institute are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Subscribers to the series help support historical research. Presenters donate their time, and the University History Institute uses all proceeds from the series to encourage research at UALR. In recent years, annual Institute grants, made possible by the “Evenings with History” series, have made major purchases of historical research materials for UALR.

For subscription information, contact the History Department at (501) 569-3235.

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