Historic lectures scheduled

George Santayana said those “who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” Because we live in chaotic times, it behooves all of us to learn the lessons of history as they provide us a sure guide for making prudential decisions.

Two lecture series, given by Kevin Ritter, will be held starting Tuesday and running through Nov. 21.

The first lecture series is on the end of the Roman Republic.

The last 100 years of the Roman Republic was a period with many similarities to our current age in the U.S.

By considering the events and personalities of this interesting ancient time, the lecture hopes to shed light on some of our current discontents.

Dates for the lecture are 7 p.m. Oct. 26 and 28, and Nov. 2 and 4 at the Veritas Academy, 115 Victory Ave., Marietta.

There is no formal registration, but those who plan to attend should email kevintheritter@gmail.com. The lectures are free and open to the public.

The second lecture series will be on American History. The four-part series will cover the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt through the Second World War.

The focus will be on the cultural history during this pivotal period in American History rather than specific battles.

The lectures will be held 10 a.m. Nov. 13, 2 p.m. Nov. 14, 10 a.m. Nov. 20 and 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at Campus Martius Museum.

Spots will be limited because of COVID protocols. To reserve a spot, call the museum at 740-373-3750.

Give your name and the number of seats requested. The cost is $5 per person at the door.


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