Cynthia Wilson Ottaway ’57 has committed $500,000, to be apportioned over 10 years, to establish the Ottaway Endowed Fund to support the Tusculum Institute. Annual contributions will be split between programming costs and building an endowment to fund Tusculum’s core mission.
Sweet Briar alumna Diana Maury Robin ’57 will present this year’s Gerhard Masur Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Wailes Center. “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of Italian Women Writers in England, 1500-1820” is sponsored by Sweet Briar College Friends of the Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Robin [...]
Architectural historian Calder Loth will present “Palladio’s Architectural Influence in America” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the 1948 Theater at Sweet Briar College. Loth is senior architectural historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a curator of the exhibition, “Palladio and His Legacy, a Transatlantic Journey.” The 16th-century Italian architect Andrea [...]
Lawrence Nees, a professor in the art history department at the University of Delaware, will lecture on his paper, “The Eagle Capitals in the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Pannell Gallery at Sweet Briar College. The paper attempts to explain and contextualize the eagle capitals atop columns in [...]
Historian and journalist Marc Leepson will present a talk on the history of Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 in Josey Dining Room. Leepson will focus on the role of the Levy family in the preservation of the third president’s home. In 1834, U.S. Navy Commodore Uriah P. Levy bought the [...]
The Tusculum Institute, a center for historic preservation located at Sweet Briar College, will host a workshop, “Teaching with Historic Places,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13 at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.
Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off at University of Richmond: SBC president serves on state commission to observe 150th anniversary
In 1859, the United States was still two years from the beginning of the Civil War, yet there were signs that things were about to change. John Brown led a raid on the armory at Harper’s Ferry, the slave-based economy of the South was at an all-time peak and a presidential election with some calling [...]