All events are free. No tickets or reservations necessary.
Bret Witter, December 4th
WWII was the most destructive war in history and caused the greatest dislocation of cultural artifacts. Hundreds of thousands of looted artistic treasures, from Vermeer to Michaelangelo to Leonardo da Vinci, remain missing. The Monuments Men, a small group of artists and historians turned soldiers, mostly in their forties, landed at Normandy with a mandate from General Eisenhower to help the Allied Armies preserve important architectural monuments. Soon, however, they were in a desperate race...Read More
Glenn T. Eskew, December 9th
Johnny Mercer a Georgia native, began writing songs at the age of 15 and eventually became one of the foremost figures of 20th century American popular music. For nearly five decades, Mercer had a prolific career as a lyricist, composer, and performer. He is credited with writing 1,400 songs, was nominated for 18 Academy Awards, and was one of the founders of Capitol Records. Now, as we approach the centenary of his birth, Georgia author...Read More
Andrea Feeser, December 12th
Please join us for a most interesting lecture about a new history of the indigo trade and its effects on colonial South Carolina. Like cotton, indigo has defied its humble origins. Left alone it might have been a regional plant with minimal reach, a localized way of dyeing textiles, paper, and other goods with a bit of blue. But when blue became the most popular color for the textiles that Britain turned out in large...Read More