The Michael J. Colligan History Project wishes you all an enjoyable summer, and thanks you for your continuing support of our public history programs in Hamilton, Ohio! We return in September with a very special schedule of speakers, including Colligan favorite (and former winner of the John E. Dolibois History Prize) Susan Eisenhower. We also welcome William Kerrigan, a renowned expert on the life and times of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Dr. Kerrigan’s talk recognizes the contributions of the Smith Library of Regional History, as part of the 150th anniversary of the Lane Libraries
In addition to the fine speakers already mentioned, we look forward to welcoming legendary American historian David McCullough. McCullough is celebrated for his award-winning histories on subjects as diverse as the Johnstown Flood, the Brooklyn Bridge, presidential biographies of John Adams, Teddy Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman, and — most recently — his new book on the Wright Brothers. McCullough’s voice is also familiar to viewers of numerous historical documentaries, most notably as narrator of Ken Burns’s Civil War.
David McCullough will receive the 2016 John E. Dolibois History Prize, and will also deliver this year’s Roesel lecture as part of the Lane Libraries 150th anniversary celebration. This event is co-sponsored by the Michael J. Colligan History Project, the Lane Libraries, and the Hamilton Community Foundation.
- Please note: the McCullough event is free and open to the public, but advanced ticket confirmation is required.
For further details of these events, and how to obtain tickets for David McCullough, see SAVE THE DATES link below: