LECTURES | Where There’s Smoke

LECTURES | Where There’s Smoke

Philip Connors spends long stretches of every spring and summer alone, on top of a lookout tower in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness, scanning the horizon for signs of smoke. On Wed. night, Oct. 12, he’ll talk with The Huntington’s Bill Deverell about his book “Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout.” Continue reading

My Back Pages

My Back Pages

“Sean Wilentz,” says Robert C. Ritchie, The Huntington’s W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research, “is one of our country’s leading interpreters of 19th-century American history.” You can judge him for yourself on Monday night when Wilentz delivers a lecture titled “‘Let There Be No Compromise’: Lincoln, Slavery, and Democracy in the Secession Crisis.” Continue reading