92nd Street Y Comes to the Jefferson
Rare Books from Jefferson's Library Found
A collection of books belonging to Thomas Jefferson has been located at Washington University in St. Louis. Learn more by following this link: http://www.monticello.org/site/multimedia/video-jefferson-books-find-lif....
War of 1812 Question and Learn
Dr. William Garvey, Rev. Charles Brock and Captain Walter Rybka will discuss the War of 1812 this Sunday, January 30 on WQLN Radio, 91.3 at 4:00 p.m.. Follow the link to hear it after the broadcast: http://www.wqln.org/main/Radio/We%20Question%20and%20Learn/default.aspx. The War of 1812 discussion will be a re-creation of the symposium held at the Jefferson on October 22.
Felix Lohitai in Erie Times News
Mr. Lohitai, who will lecture at the Jefferson on February 17 at 4:00 p.m., was featured in an Erie Times News article and published as a guest columnist regarding the vote in Sudan. Copy and paste the following websites to read the articles in their entirety. http://goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110114/OPINION08/30114999... and http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110118/NEWS02/3011899....
Dr. DeSanctis Leads tour to Italy
In May 2011, Dr. DeSanctis will be leading a 9 day tour through the cities of Italy - Venice, Florence, Rome, Assisi and Pompeii. There is still room available on this tour. Call 871-7509 for details or email at him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's Be Ready for the Next Big Bicentennial
Our View in the Erie Times News on June 1, 2010. "William Garvey, Ph.D., president of the Jefferson Society, knows Erie's heritage. . . Garvey and the Jefferson Society hope to raise $1.3 million for a five-month celebration of Erie's role in raising the fleet and providing the manpower, including a number of African-American sailors, for the Battle of Lake Erie." Read the entire article at: http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010306019962.
Dr. Michael DeSanctis Renovates Statue of St. Patrick for Cauley Center
The Erie Times News noted on March 17 that Dr. DeSanctis, a Gannon professor and Course Instructor at the Jefferson, had restored the hands of the St. Patrick statue in the Cauley Center on E. 4th Street.
Sunshine is Welcome Here by Ed Matthews
Erie Times News Viewpoint, March 7, 2010 - An Erie native Lt. Gen. James Dubik will be speaking Thursday at the Jefferson Educational Society...The Name of his speech is "Iraq and Afghanistan: Behind the Scenes on the Surges." Gen. Dubik knows what he is talking about, since he has been there and back...The Jefferson Society has been bringing in some top speakers since it was started. This speech in particular should answer questions that only someone who had been on the front in those countries could understand....
Africa: A Continent or State of MInd
Three refugees from Africa, who were brought to Erie through the International Institute, spoke to Ed Grode's class on Thursday, February 18. The guests spoke about life in refugee camps and their respective journeys to be resettled in America. Please visit www.kakuma.wordpress.com, a website started by refugees to bring a greater awareness to all nations about the conditions in refugee camps.
The Council of the City of Erie officially Recognizes the Jefferson Society as Erie's Official Think Tank
The Council unanimously passed this resolution on December 2, 2009 and a copy of the resolution has been placed in the historical archives of the City of Erie. Pat Cappabianca, Councilman delivered the certificate to the Jefferson Offices.
"Even though the copy is available, when you find the original in the Bringhurst papers, you have the historical context," she said. "You see the connections to Delaware and understand the relationships of the people at the time."
Daddona is still savoring the moment of discovery. "It was quite an exciting day," she said.
Copy and paste this link for more details. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20091203_Jefferson_letter_found_...
Shakespearean scholar Dr. P. Barry McAndrew discusses the timelessness of Shakespeare.
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“Mother” Lincoln: The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln
Called “Mother” by the 16th President of the United States, the wife of Abraham Lincoln evoked strong emotions from others. The life of Mary Todd Lincoln was marked by tragedy in the death of her mother and sons, the assassination of her husband, imposed poverty, European wandering, and a commitment to an asylum. Want More on Mary? Click here