The Warwick Valley Historical Society (WVHS) will present a public lecture on Tues., Jul. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by Dr. Richard Hull titled, “Utopians and Utopias in Warwick’s Past.” The lecture will be presented at the Old School Baptist Meeting House, located on the corner of Forester Ave. and Church St.
Dr. Hull will speak about great visionaries from near and far who established radically new communities in Warwick that inspired, challenged and awakened the creative energies of its local inhabitants.
With keen insight, Dr. Hull will examine selected utopian experiments in Warwick over the last three centuries and assess their motivations and impacts. Among the utopians were world famous baseball stars like Jackie Robinson, prominent architects, theologians, scientists, land speculators, and entrepreneurs. These visionary men and women were of European, Asian and African birth or ancestry. Many were refugees from oppression and all were dreamers. And they looked to Warwick as a place to realize their dreams. This is a fascinating saga of the mind and spirit that inspires and elevates.
Admission is free for WVHS members and students, $10 for seniors and $20 for non-members. All proceeds will support the WVHS. Refreshments will be served.
For more information call Dr. Richard W. Hull at 986-7803 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.