tenth anniversary Frederick Lee Lectures

Now in their tenth year, the Frederick Lee Lectures are a three-part series of history presentations that attract hundreds of lifetime learners each year. Recent themes have focused on the summer community in Madison, our historic homes and farms, and local stories of war, crime, and punishment. This year the lectures will focus on stories from the Great War and complement our exhibition, Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I, which will reopen in April.

The Society is humbled by the support the Lectures receive from the community. The Madison Foundation provides generous financial support and the First Congregational Church offers Hubley Hall - the new home of the lecture series. The MHS remains grateful to be part of a town that values history and supports local civic organizations.

Note: After each Lecture in 2017, the MHS Exhibition Hall at Lee's Academy will be open from 5 to 6 pm. 

January 8 (snow date January 15) 
4 pm
The Decisive Day
Presenter: Mark Albertson
Author Mark Albertson reveals the world-changing effects of April 6, 1917, when the U. S. Congress declared war and in doing so established the role of the United States as a world power.

February 12 (snow date, Monday, February 13)
4 pm
Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation
Presenter: Ann Bausum|
Award-winning author Ann Bausum tells the story of a valiant dog who made life-saving a personal mission in WWI.

March 12 (snow date March 19) 
4 pm
Sirens on the Front Line: Ambulance Drivers in the Great War
Presenters: George King and Jeff Klinger
George King helps us discover the essential life-saving roles of the all-volunteer American ambulance drivers who served at the front in World War I.

Important Visitor Information

Admission Fee: $5 adults; $4 MHS members; $2 students and children ages 10 and older
Location: Hubley Hall at the Franklin A. Bower Church House  
The First Congregational Church of Madison
On the historic Madison Green (26 Meetinghouse Lane)

All programs are recommended for adults and children 10 and older.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, each program will be delayed until the immediately following Sunday. 

For more information, call 203.245.4567

 

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