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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:

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
    Hennage Auditorium

    Revolutionary Dissent: How the Founding Generation Created the Freedom of Speech

    Stephen Solomon

    Stephen Solomon discusses the development of freedom of speech from before the Revolution when colonists were restricted from openly discussing politics (and Independence) by English common law, to the dramatic debates that helped ratify the Constitution in the early years of our new Republic. A book-signing will follow.

    $5.00 ticket in addition to Museum admissions, free reservation for CWF employees and volunteers, W&M students and faculty


  • Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
    Hennage Auditorium

    Tales from the Road and Folk Art

    Ken Farmer

    Antiques appraiser, Ken Farmer will discuss his experiences on PBS's Antiques Roadshow as a folk art expert. How did the popular television show get its start, and what have been some of the highlights? Throughout the talk, Farmer will discuss what folk art is and how perceptions about it are changing as enthusiasts are collecting at every level.

    $5.00 ticket in addition to Museum admissions, free reservation for CWF employees and volunteers, W&M students and faculty


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



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