Lecture Series
  • 2018 Lecture Series 1040 x 425 With Dates

Select Dates, Free Event

Explore themes within the Museum’s collection and exhibitions through engaging talks by local and regional history and arts professionals. Each program is offered during the week and on weekends, and is free and open to the public.

Contact:  edu@columbusmuseum.com for more information.


JULY 31|NOON-1 P.M.

Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens Talk & Book Signing
Speaker: Staci Catron and Mary Eaddy

Staci Catron and Mary Ann Eaddy, coauthors of the newly published University of Georgia Press book, Seeking Eden: A Collection of Georgia’s Historic Gardens, will share stories of the evolution of some of the state’s most significant designed spaces, including a nineteenth-century parterre, a rock garden, Country Place Era landscapes, and an urban conservation garden. Come hear about the role of women in the formation and preservation of these gardens, the impact of professional designers, and the influence of the Garden Club movement in Georgia in the early twentieth century. The authors chronicled The Columbus Museum’s Bradley Olmsted Garden in this new publication.


 AUGUST 9|NOON-1 P.M.

The Triple Nickles: The History & Art of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion
Speaker: David Hanselman and Dawn Williams Boyd

Join us for a fascinating lunch-time talk where history and art meet. David Hanselman, Maneuver Center of Excellence Museum Director at Fort Benning, will discuss the history of the first all-African American Parachute Battalion, while Atlanta artist Dawn Williams Boyd discusses the research and fabrication of her fabric painting Triple Nickles. The Museum’s exhibition, Fort Benning at 100, features Boyd’s painting.


If you are interested in purchasing a $10 lunch, please contact the Education Dept. at edu@columbusmuseum.com two days prior to each program.

This event is made possible through the 10”x10” Art for Education Fund.

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