A friend who is enrolled in the Public History graduate program at UMass Boston recently shared the following information about an upcoming lecture that might be of interest to some of our readers. Here’s the information:
On this special day of remembrance [Pearl Harbor Day], Dr. Edward T. Linenthal of Indiana University will
present a lecture on “War and Remembrance.”
Dr. Linenthal is a leading public historian and the author of Sacred Grounds:
Americans and their Battlefields- Lexington and Concord, The Alamo,
Gettysburg, The Little Bighorn, and Pearl Harbor. This volume ends with
his study of the attempts to create a National Park and memorial site at Pearl Harbor,
which will be one of the subjects of his lecture. He is also the author of The Unfinished
Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory on the Oklahama City federal
building tragedy as well as a study of the new Holocaust Museum in Washington.
When: Tuesday, December 7th, at 5:30 pm.
Where: The second floor meeting room in the Commonwealth Museum and Archives.
RSVP to Kellie at kellie.saunders001[at]umb.edu.
Reception to follow.
Accessible by MBTA from JFK/UMass Station by shuttle bus to the Campus Center and
by car. Parking available in the UMass North Lot (just past the Campus Center, across
the road from the Museum).