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Winter Lyceum (1 of 7): Dr. James Wright Presents “From Zinc Miner to Dartmouth College President”
February 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In this engaging conversation with Dr. James Wright, the son of a World War II veteran and grandson of a miner, we will hear a fascinating story with roots in the Upper Mississippi Valley mining district. This dialogue will explore how Wright enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Galena High School and returned home to experience a fascinating career trajectory from working as a powderman in the Birkett and Graham mines to becoming an accomplished historian, educator, and president of Dartmouth College. He graduated from what was then the Wisconsin State College and Institute of Technology in 1964 and remains grateful to his Platteville undergraduate faculty mentors for their support and encouragement.
Each year, the museum invites a series of speakers to share their unique stories, histories, and insights. The 2022 Winter Lyceum will run each Sunday from February 20 to April 3, and will feature seven engaging hour-long lectures for the price of $4 each or $20 for all seven. The lectures will be held online via Zoom, and a link will be provided upon registration.
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