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The West Virginia Humanities Council's Little Lecture Series

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March 9, 2014


Robinson & McElwee is pleased to sponsor The West Virginia Humanities Council's 2014 lecture series. The program, entitled "The Little Lectures Series," features respected speakers on a variety of topics.  

  • Writing Daily Commentary | Hoppy Kercheval | March 30
    The long-time host of radio’s Statewide Talkline Hoppy Kercheval also writes a daily online commentary for West Virginia MetroNews Network. He will talk about the challenge of regularly composing topical pieces, the processes involved, and reader reaction to them.
  • Hippie Homesteaders: Impact on West Virginia | Carter Taylor Seaton | April 27 
    Seaton will discuss her new book, Hippie Homesteaders, about the lasting cultural and economic impact of the back-to-the-land movement in West Virginia. 
  • Aspiring to Greatness: WVU Since World War II | Ronald L. Lewis | May 18
    West Virginia Historian Laureate Ronald L. Lewis will trace the emergence of West Virginia University as a major land-grant institution as detailed in his new history of the school, Aspiring to Greatness.
  • A History of Charleston as Lived by Four Families | Brooks McCabe | June 22
    Charleston business leader and state senator Brooks McCabe will share his research on the central roles played by the Hale, Dickinson, Smith, and James families in the defining moments of the business and cultural development of the capital city.

All programs are Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. at the Council's headquarters, 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. in Charleston. Admission is $10 and includes refreshments after the program. Seating is limited. Please call Mark Payne at 304-346-8500 to confirm that seats remain if interested in attending.