History Alive: Mother Jones

Robert F. Kidd Library, Glenville State University 100 High St, Glenville, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. The family of Mary Harris "Mother" Jones immigrated to the US from Ireland hoping to escape famine and unemployment. After marrying and moving to Memphis, a yellow fever epidemic killed her husband and all […]

History Alive: Ruby Bradley

Edgewood Summit 300 Baker Ln, Charleston, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. When Bradley retired from the U.S. Army in 1963 she was the most decorated woman in American military history. A native of Spencer, West Virginia, Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines […]

History Alive: Ruby Bradley

Calhoun County Public Library 250 Mill St, Grantsville, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. When Bradley retired from the U.S. Army in 1963 she was the most decorated woman in American military history. A native of Spencer, West Virginia, Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines […]

2024 Little Lectures: Glenn F. Williams, "Dunmore’s War: America’s Last Colonial Conflict"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) In 1774, the quiet confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio rivers witnessed a great clash of arms as Virginia militiamen fought with a coalition led by the Shawnee people at modern-day Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Set against the backdrop of a deepening crisis in the […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

Cacapon State Park Lodge 818 Cacapon Lodge Dr, Berkeley Springs, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

History Alive: Minnie Reed

Canaan Valley Lodge 230 Main Lodge Rd, Davis, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Minnie Reed is a fictional “composite” character drawn from the lives, singing, and stories of several 20th century West Virginia folk singers, chiefly Maggie Hammons Parker, Sarah Workman, Phyllis Marks, and Kate Toney, as […]

History Alive: Walt Disney

Calhoun County Public Library 250 Mill St, Grantsville, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Young Walt Disney struggled to create an animation company in Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1923. After losing the rights to some of his early animated […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

Tomlinson Run State Park 84 Osage Rd, New Manchester, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

History Alive: Theodore Roosevelt

Brooke County Public Library 945 Main St, Wellsburg, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. In addition to being the 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize, led the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, served as Governor of New York, authored more than 35 books, ranched […]

2024 Little Lectures: Peter Mansoor, Colonel, US Army (retired), "Israel’s 9/11: What can Israel Learn from the War on Terror?"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) As old conflicts in the Middle East flare up with historic intensity across Israel, Gaza, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, and more areas, it can be difficult for everyday Americans to navigate the complexities of our own involvement in the region. Discussing the present situation through the […]

History Alive: Pearl Buck

Ritter Park 1599 Mccoy Rd, Huntington, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Born in West Virginia, Buck grew up in China with her missionary parents, but never forgot her West Virginia roots. She received the Nobel Prize for her 1931 novel "The Good Earth"—the first American […]

History Alive: Mark Twain

Parkersburg/Wood County Public Library 3100 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. The pen name of Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain is celebrated today as one of America’s great authors and humorists.

2024 Little Lectures: Andrea Pitzer, "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) For more than one hundred years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as a battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, and have been used to control or liquidate “undesirable” civilian populations across the globe. Parkersburg-born author […]

History Alive: Walt Disney

South Charleston Public Library 312 4th Ave, South Charleston, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Young Walt Disney struggled to create an animation company in Chicago, Illinois and Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Los Angeles, California in 1923. After losing the rights to some of his early animated […]

History Alive: Harriet Tubman

Parkersburg/Wood County Public Library 3100 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland but escaped through the Underground Railroad in 1849. She became the most famous leader of that network, aiding slaves in their escape to free states and Canada. […]

2024 Little Lectures: Robert Miller, "The Doctrine of Discovery and Colonization in North America"

MacFarland-Hubbard House 1310 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston, WV, United States

(FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR LITTLE LECTURES PROGRAM PAGE.) North America, New Zealand, and Australia were colonized by England for centuries under an international legal principle that is known today as the doctrine of discovery. The doctrine is still in use today to assert legal rights to Indigenous lands and to assert control over […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

Bluestone State Park 2104 Bluestone Park Rd, Hinton, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

History Alive: Theodore Roosevelt

Parkersburg/Wood County Public Library 3100 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. In addition to being the 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize, led the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, served as Governor of New York, authored more than 35 books, ranched […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

Hawks Nest State Park 49 Hawks Nest Park Rd, Ansted, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

Beech Fork State Park 5601 Long Branch Rd, Barboursville, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

Tu Endi Wei State Park One Main St, Point Pleasant, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]

History Alive: Thomas Ingles - Dunmore's War 250th

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park 137 Juliana St, Parkersburg, WV, United States

History Alive is a program of first-person portrayals of historical figures by presenters who have conducted scholarly research on their character. Thomas Ingles straddled two cultures before and after the birth of the United States. Born to a pioneer Virginia couple, William and Mary Ingles, Thomas was captured along with his mother in a frontier […]