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Historian to Speak About ‘Saving Monticello’

Historian to Speak About ‘Saving Monticello’

| April 3, 2011

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 [...]

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Tusculum Institute to Host ‘Teaching with Historic Places’ Workshop

| March 16, 2009

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.

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Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off at University of Richmond: SBC president serves on state commission to observe 150th anniversary

| December 17, 2008

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 [...]

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‘Colonial Hygiene on Exhibit and on Trial’ Subject of Lecture at Sweet Briar

| February 25, 2008

U.S. State Department historian Joe Wicentowski will present a lecture on “Colonial Hygiene on Exhibit and on Trial: The Taibei Police Hygiene Exhibition of 1925” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in the Browsing Room at Sweet Briar’s Cochran Library.

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State Department Historian Speaks at Library Dec. 3

| November 29, 2007

At 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Dr. Peter Kraemer, of the Office of the Historian at the U.S. State Department, will give a lecture in the library’s Browsing Room. Admission is free.

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Croatian Lecturer Examines War Crimes Justice in Former Yugoslavia

| November 2, 2007

Vjeran Pavlakovic will present a lecture, “Unwanted Justice: Public Attitudes toward War Crimes Tribunals in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Sweet Briar College’s Tyson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

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Registration for Ota Benga Conference Ends Oct. 15

Registration for Ota Benga Conference Ends Oct. 15

| October 10, 2007

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Sweet Briar College will host the final day of a three-day, international conference on the continuing plight of the Congolese Pygmies, “Lynchburg, Ota Benga and the Empowerment of the Pygmies.”

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