American History classes continue in March

The weekly American History class offered by Marian University at the Fond du Lac Public Library
continues weekly through March as it marches through our nation’s early years. Classes meet at 6 p.m. The schedule:

March 5: Lifestyle and the evolving material culture in Colonial America, Part one

March 12: Maps and mapping with emphasis on the historic fur trade

March 19: Spring break/no class

March 26: Lifestyle and the evolving material culture in Colonial America, Part two

The university-level course, History of America from 1400 to 1865 in Objects and Artifacts, is taught by Marian Assoc. Professor Rick Whaley and local historian Herman Bender. It features items from Bender’s collection that illustrate America’s history through textiles, furniture, ceramics, print, household accessories and trade goods.

Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Classes run through April 30. For more information, visit the Calendar.

In the photo: This 300-year-old William & Mary side chair, which has connections to the 1692 Salem witch trials and to Fond du Lac, will be discussed in the March 5 Marian University American history class.

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