Join us Monday, Sept. 18th @ 7PM at Midway Hills Christian Church for a lecture on Thoreau, raffle tickets for the annual quilt fundraiser for Ann Miller Gonzales Research Grant Fund, snacks, and good friends.
Ms. Hehmeyer’s talk covers the varied aspects of Henry David Thoreau’s life, emphasizing his place as one of our first naturalists and particularly his interest in wild flora. It will explore why so many across the world still admire and celebrate the thoughts of this American, even after two hundred years!
Lauren Hehmeyer is a professor of History and English at Texarkana College and has published in the fields of Library Science and Education. She has also served that institution as the Reference Librarian and Interim Dean of Academics. In 2015, she received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend the “Summer Institute on Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller.” She and her colleague, Dr. Phyllis Deal, have been selected to present their forthcoming paper on Thoreau at the upcoming Thoreau Bicentennial Celebration in Concord, Massachusetts, in July 2017.