Residents or anyone within striking distance of Los Angeles should make the time on Saturday, February 8, to head out to the Autry National Center of the American West. Between 2:00 and 4:00 you will be treated to an array of brief talks on how the West changed the Civil War. This “Lightning Round” features historians Megan Kate Nelson, Greg Downs, Virginia Scharff, Josh Paddison, Bill Deverell, Steve Hahn, Steve Aron, Marni Sandweiss, Jim Jewell, Fay Yarbrough, Dianne Mutti Burke, Lance Blyth, and Nick Guyatt. Further programming will follow in spring 2015, with the exhibit — and Adam Arenson’s essay on John Gast’s American Progress as a Liberal Republican/Reconstruction image will center a (public) discussion on Tuesday February 11. Sheesh…that’s a lot of historian for the price of admission. You can buy tickets HERE.
See you at the Autry,