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Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series
at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Funded by the Horatio Hall Whitridge and Gracia Grieb Whitridge Lecture Series Endowment

A Colonial Williamsburg Admissions Ticket, Museum Pass, or Good Neighbor Card provides access for the public for most lectures. See individual lecture descriptions for any additional ticket or reservation requirements.

  • Next Lecture:

    April 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., Hennage Auditorium

    The Southern Backcountry in Early America: Backward or Backbone?

    Warren R. Hofstra

    This lecture by scholar Warren R. Hofstra will test and challenge notions that the Southern backcountry in the 18th century was a simplified and cruder, or less-refined, version of Chesapeake and Low Country societies. It will emphasize the distinctiveness and independence of backcountry society and the arts and culture it produced. Less a backwater of the Atlantic world, it was more the backbone of an evolving American identity emphasizing a complex heritage of British Imperial expansion and the geographic, demographic and political realities of the New World.
    $5 program ticket required in addition to museum admission

Programs and exhibitions at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.