Americans use monuments to tell their story. Older versions of history as told by monuments or museums were often based on misinformation or selective information. Contemporary monuments and museums now often tell nuanced or difficult stories of our past. But currently, we are struggling to tell our history. Referring to our Erie County statue of George Washington in Waterford, what might we understand about the statue as a depiction of an event and a work of art. Join presenter Richard Arthur on an exploration of our national and local monuments and their changing nature.
This JES Satellite Program is a lunch n' learn event, which will be held at:
Corry Higher Education Council
221 North Center Street
Corry, Pa 16407
*The Corry Higher Education Council will require masking and face coverings for all staff, instructors, students, tenants, and visitors while inside the Smith Education Center. The physical distancing is 3 feet within classroom settings.
*Prior registration is required. Please click on REGISTER below to reserve your ticket or call 814.459.8000 for assistance.
*Boxed lunches including deli sandwiches and veggie wrap will be provided and are first come first serve.
*$5 Admission cost will cover provided brown bag lunch.
Richard Jay Arthur, M.A., is a native of Pittsburgh. A 23-year veteran Army
officer, he has a lifelong interest in history with particular focus on the American
Colonial period. He has given talks on the Founding Fathers and the Continental
Army and lectured on the role of Pennsylvanians on the planning and actions of
D-Day, including stories based on interviews with participants. A website features
stories from his Butler County youth at www.butlercountyboyhood.com. He earned his
bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, and his master’s from George Washington
University. He and his wife, Mary Lou, live in rural Erie County, where they operate
Winter’s End, an environment that supports bees and butterflies.