Line drawing of the front of the MacFarland-Hubbard House used as Little Lecture Series logo.

2015 Little Lecture Series
All lectures begin at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 22
West Virginians and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Michael Woods

Sunday, April 26
What Holds Us Together
Marc Harshman

Sunday, May 31
America Through the Lens of Ken Burns
Susan Shumaker

Sunday, June 28
Archeology of West Virginia’s Frontier Forts
Stephen McBride


Reception on MacFarland House pergola following a Little Lecture.

Guests enjoy refreshments under the pergola following a Little Lecture.

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The Little Lecture Series

The Little Lectures are informal programs featuring speakers on a variety of topics. Programs are presented on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. at our headquarters located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, in the parlor of MacFarland-Hubbard House. The series is one of the many ways the Humanities Council shares our historic property with the community. Seating is limited (thus “Little” Lectures) and reservations are suggested. Admission is $10 per person and includes refreshments after the lecture. When the weather is nice refreshments are enjoyed outdoors under our pergola.

The Little Lectures begin in March and are presented once each month through June. Previous Little Lecturers include historian John Alexander Williams, biographer Jean Edward Smith, Monticello horticulturalist Peter Hatch, novelist Denise Giardina, playwright Billy Edd Wheeler, and West Virginia Poet Laureate Irene McKinney.

The 2015 Little Lecture Series kicks off on March 22 when Professor Michael Woods of Marshall University presents “West Virginians and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.” Poet Laureate Marc Harshman lectures on April 26, followed by a May 31 program with Morgantown researcher Susan Shumaker who works with filmmaker Ken Burns. Archeologist Stephen McBride wraps up the 2015 series on June 28 with his lecture on frontier forts in West Virginia.

Call Mark Payne at 304.346.8500 or email for further information or to make reservations.



Robinson and McElwee, Little Lecture Sponsor, corporate logo. The 2015 Little Lecture Series is sponsored by Robinson & McElwee PLLC. Founded in Charleston in 1983, the law firm also serves clients from offices in Clarksburg and Wheeling.




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