The Little Lectures are informal programs featuring respected speakers on a variety of topics. All programs are presented on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. and are presented at our headquarters located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East in Charleston. Admission is $10 per person and includes refreshments after the presentation.
When the weather is nice we often enjoy refreshments outdoors under our pergola. Please call Mark Payne at 304-346-8500 to inquire about seating availability. Seats may be reserved with advance payment. Otherwise seating is first come, first served until full.
Award-winning biographer Jean Edward Smith kicked off the 2013 Little Lecture Series with “Eisenhower in War and Peace.”.
2014 Little Lecture Schedule
Sunday, March 30
Writing Daily Commentary
The long-time host of radio’s Statewide Talkline Hoppy Kercheval also writes a daily online commentary for West Virginia MetroNews Network. He will talk about the challenge of regularly composing topical pieces, the processes involved, and reader reaction to them.
Sunday, April 27
Hippie Homesteaders: Impact on West Virginia
Carter Taylor Seaton
Seaton will discuss her new book, Hippie Homesteaders, about the lasting cultural and economic impact of the back-to-the-land movement in West Virginia.
Aspiring to Greatness: WVU Since World War II
Ronald L. Lewis
West Virginia Historian Laureate Ronald L. Lewis will trace the emergence of West Virginia University as a major land-grant institution as detailed in his new history of the school, Aspiring to Greatness.
Sunday, June 22
A History of Charleston as Lived by Four Families
Charleston business leader and state senator Brooks McCabe will share his research on the central roles played by the Hale, Dickinson, Smith, and James families in the defining moments of the business and cultural development of the capital city.
All programs are Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. at the Council's headquarters, 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. in Charleston.
Admission is $10 and includes refreshments after the program.
Seating is limited. Please call Mark Payne at 304-346-8500 to confirm that seats remain if interested in attending.
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