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Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series
at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Funded by the Horatio Hall Whitridge and Gracia Grieb Whitridge Lecture Series Endowment

A Colonial Williamsburg Admissions Ticket, Museum Pass, or Good Neighbor Card provides access for the public for most lectures. See individual lecture descriptions for any additional ticket or reservation requirements.

  • Next Lecture:

    Monday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m.
    Hennage Auditorium

    Clothing and Costume of Native Americans in the 20th Century

    Peter Seibert

    Using actual articles of Native American clothing and costume, Historic Area Executive Director, Peter Seibert will explore both the real and mythical aspects of Native American clothing and costume in the 20th century with a particular focus on the southwest and the Pow-Wow traditions. (1 hour)

    Included in museum admission.

  • Friday, November 2 at 4:00 p.m.
    Hennage Auditorium

    Elections in American History

    Tony Williams

    To observe Election Day, historian Tony Williams places elections within their often turbulent historical and constitutional context in American history. (1 hour)

    Included in museum admission.

  • Thursday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.
    Hennage Auditorium

    The Leadership of George Washington

    Peter Henriques

    Professor Peter Henriques discusses the characteristics that made George Washington such a successful leader and America's "Atlas." (1 hour)

    $5 program ticket in addition to museum admission. Free reservations available for Colonial Williamsburg employees/volunteers and W&M Faculty and Students.

Programs and exhibitions at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.



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