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Grange Lyceum: The “Invention” of the American Wilderness

February 25, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| $5

Our Wild Home: Six talks on the history and place of the Adirondacks

Lyceums flourished in the United States from the mid-19th century and were important in the development of adult education. Lecturers, musicians, singers and readers traveled the “lyceum circuit,” going from town to town to entertain, speak, or debate. The current Lyceum Series at the Grange continues this tradition with lectures and programs of interest to the community. (Whallonsburg Grange)

The “Invention” of the American Wilderness, with Andy Buchanan, lecturer in History at University of Vermont

The idea of wilderness is relatively recent. This presentation will look at how that idea developed; the “strenuous life” ideal of Theodore Roosevelt and how it dovetailed with the rise of American imperialism; and the role of environmentalists like John Muir in its invention.


February 25, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Whallonsburg Grange Hall
1610 NYS Route 22
Whallonsburg, NY 12936 United States
(518) 963-4170


Whallonsburg Grange Hall
(518) 963-4170

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