Brockville Museum Event

Lecture Series
Until March 12, 2019 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

The Brockville Musuem's ever-popular Adult Winter Lecture Series is back for a 16th season in 2019 featuring inspiring guest speakers who will present on unique themes of Canadian culture and history. Lectures take place at the Brockville Museum Tuesday mornings 10am-12pm, February 5-March 5, 2019.

Feb 5: Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan, "Indigenous History 101 – How do WE know what you know?"

Engage in a conversation with Inter-Cultural Planner, Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan, on how we can respect our mutual responsibility in understanding and learning about the ongoing history and legacy of Indigenous identities, language and content, in the Brockville area and beyond. As a proud Haudenosaunee – British woman, Terri-Lynn will focus on the titles and language of our Indigenous neighbours, with intention to inspire relationship building and the commitment to acknowledge and include Indigenous identities, histories, knowledge and cultures into our everyday lives.

Feb 19: Dr. Brian Foss, "The Beaver Hall Group and Prudence Heward"

In the early 1900s influential Canadian painters came together at the summer home of Prudence Heward in Fernbank.  For his lecture, Dr. Foss will talk about the art of Prudence Heward and the Beaver Hall group.

Feb 26: Dr. Michael Eamon, "Public History: How the Present Uses and Abuses the Past"
What is History?  What is Heritage?  What’s the difference? History is all around us and our idea of it is constantly being shaped by nostalgia, politics and current events. This lecture will explore popular ways in which we appeal to the past in everyday life. Using practical examples from a 30-year career in public history, Dr. Eamon will discuss and evaluate some of the most popular ways of experiencing the past from monuments and museums to films and the Internet. Along the way, he will talk about the importance of our “collective memory” and “historical imagination” in shaping our current vision of past events.  

Mar 5: Dr. Matthew Bellamy, "Under the Influence: How Labatt and its Allies brewed up a Nation of Beer Drinkers."

Turning on the TV, it’s almost impossible to watch anything without seeing a beer commercial. But why do Canadians seem so obsessed with it? For his talk, Dr. Bellamy will look into how Labatt and other beer companies turned Canada into a beer nation.

Mar 12 (rescheduled from Feb 12): Dr. Tonya Davidson, "Decoding Public Monuments and Memorials"

The debate around statues and naming buildings after historical figures has been a topic in the news in both Canada and the USA recently. During this lecture Dr. Davidson will talk about the meaning of monuments from a historical and sociological perspective, their role in public history, the controversies around taking monuments down, and whether we should have monuments to individual people.

Advance ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $15 per lecture. Tickets are available exclusively through the Brockville Arts Centre box office (in-person, by phone, and online). Lectures have a history of selling-out, so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
NOTE: Only individual tickets are available online, please visit the box office in-person, or call to book the discounted series.

Doors open at 9:30am, lectures start promptly at 10am. There is a 20 minute intermission with light refreshments at 11am. Lectures conclude at noon.
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$15.00 per lecture or $50.00 for the series
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