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We Will Remember Them: Public Memorials & National Character (lecture)

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Richard HydeA Cultural Affairs lecture by Richard Hyde, PhD.

The memorials and monuments in central Washington and their accompanying statues embody the values of the American people and shape our self-understanding and behavior as a nation.  This illustrated lecture will give a brief history of national memorials and statues, across Europe and America, and conclude with the consideration of the current debate about memorials to Confederate leaders.

Hyde, who holds graduate degrees from U.C. Berkeley, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and Union Theological Seminary, is the pastor at First Congregational Church of Gray, Maine, and hosts walking tours of Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to all.

For more information, please contact Dr. Katrina Hoop, CAC Chair at or 207-893-7934.