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Kirk to Discuss New Winthrop Rockefeller Book During Evenings with History Lecture Series on April 5

Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk

Dr. John Kirk, George W. Donaghey distinguished professor of history, will discuss his new book, “Winthrop Rockefeller: From New Yorker to Arkansawyer, 1912-1956,” during the final meeting of the History Institute’s 2021-2022 Evenings with History Lecture Series.

Kirk’s book examines Rockefeller’s hitherto unexplored life in New York and his decision to move to Arkansas in 1953. In doing so, Kirk casts a powerful new light on the former governor’s relationship with the Natural State.

The event will take place Tuesday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. online and in person at the Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock. To attend via Zoom, register here. Registration is not necessary for those attending in person.

Please note that only those who are fully vaccinated and boosted are invited to attend in person. Masks are also required, and refreshments will not be provided.

For more information about the Evenings with History Lecture Series, visit the History Institute’s website. Dr. Michael Heil is also available at for any questions.