A dramatic sunset over the famed Marshes of Glynn in Brunswick, Georgia

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Chautauqua Lecture Series

  • 8/12/2021, 8/19/2021, 9/2/2021, 9/9/2021
  • (912) 634-7095
  • 7:00 PM
  • $50 for members and $95 for non-members

The virtual series will be presented on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Please note that the schedule skips August 26. The August 12 lecture will be presented in person, as well as virtually. We are working to organize additional in-person lectures and will provide an updated schedule soon.

The in-person events will take place at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church, which accommodates 400 people and allows for social distancing. The cost of the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, and a Zoom link will be sent the day before the first program. Please call Leigh Ann Stroud at (912) 634-7095 if you have any questions.

The 2021 Chautauqua Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Raymond James.

Eden and Empire: Coastal Georgia’s Ties to Shaping Early American National Identity

August 12: Clay Jenkinson - “Empire for Liberty: The View from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello" (Available in person)

August 19: Jennifer Goloboy, Ph.D. - “Isabella and James Hamilton, Merchant Family of St. Simons, Charleston, and London”

September 2: Victoria Johnson, Ph.D. - “American Eden: David Hosack and the Garden of the Early Republic”

September 9: Sven Beckert, Ph.D. - “The Empire of Cotton: How the Cotton Industry Shaped the History of the Southern Coast, the Nation, and the World”