October 17: The Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team—the most decorated unit in U.S. military history: Andrew Lam, M.D., author, Asst. Professor of Ophthalmology, UMass Medical School
October 24*: Tinseltown Inventor, The Most Beautiful Woman in the World: Hedy Lamarr: History At Play™, Judith Kalaora, actor. *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
October 31: Exhibition on Screen: Leonardo: The Works Film runs 104 minutes
November 7: Devil’s Den to Lickingwater: How a Small, Little-Known River Once Shaped the Landscape and History of The Connecticut River Valley: John Sinton, co-moderator of the Mill River Greenway Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
November 14*: A Spectacularly Brief History of Photography: Sondra Peron, Assistant Professor of Art and Cultural Programming, and Gallery Coordinator of the Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at Springfield Technical Community College. *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
November 21: The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Opukaha’ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk: Nick Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus CT State Archaeologist
November 28: NO LECTURE – Thanksgiving
December 5: Anne Sullivan Teaches Helen Keller—and Us: Ted Zalewski, special educator, historian and author
December 12*: Art & Mind (documentary film): A journey into art, madness and the unconscious, this film is an exploration of visionary artists and the creative impulse, from the Flemish Masters of the Renaissance to the avant-garde movement of Surrealism and the unsung geniuses of Art Brut and Outsider Art. 70 minutes. *Following this lecture, members are invited to Continuing Conversations with a docent-led gallery tour.
December 19: Holiday Revelry (musical performance): Three of Cups
December 26: No lecture.