The History Book Club will meet to discuss Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky. Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more efficient ways has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce, and art; it has formed the foundation of civilizations, promoting revolutions and restoring stability. By tracing paper’s evolution from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on the contributions made in Asia and the Middle East, Kurlansky challenges common assumptions about technology’s influence, affirming that paper is here to stay.
History Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. Members discuss non-fiction works of history on local, national and global themes. Participation is free and members can choose to attend any or all of the meetings.
Classics @ the Carriage House showcases classic cinema on the big screen. September – May. $5 Admission. More details here.
word, revisited is a collaborative initiative between the Museum, aaduna, and Olive Trees, celebrating the spoken word. Held on the second and fourth Thursday (minus July and August), each program has a featured speaker and open mic session for the public to share their work. $3 admission. More details here.