Milford Humanities Lectures Begin September


Two of Milford’s leading and most respected organizations have collaborated to bring a series of lectures to the community of Milford. The Milford Lions Club and the Milford Public Library will host six speakers provided by the Delaware Humanities Forum. They will present a wide variety of topics. The lectures, appropriate for teens through seniors and free of charge, will be held in the Milford Lions Room at the Library on the second Fridays of September, October, and November of 2012 and January, February, and March of 2013. The time has been set for late afternoon to make it convenient for attendees to dine, if they wish, at one of Milford’s fine dining establishments after the cultural experience at the Library.

The first lecture will be held September 14, 2012 in the Lions Room at the Library at 4:00 p.m. The title of the lecture is “The Beliefs of the Old Order Amish.” It will be about one hour in length and will end with the opportunity for audience participation. The speaker, obtained from the Humanities Forum, is Thomas E. Gallagher, Ph.D. of Wilmington. Dr. Gallagher is a Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. He has presented papers at sessions of the American Folklore Society, the American Anthropological Association, and the Eastern Sociological Society on a variety of topics about the Amish culture. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and received his Doctorate from Temple University.

Lectures planned for October and November include “One Woman’s Journey in “This Man’s Army” by retired Colonel Eugenia Thornton of Frederica on October 12th and “Fort Miles Restoration” by Dr. Gary Wray of Lewes, a former administrator in the Milford and Cape Henlopen School Districts, on November 9th.

The Library and the Lions each have a humanitarian mission to fulfill and are very pleased to join in bringing these presentations to Milford. The programs, according to the Delaware Humanities Forum, are designed to “appeal to various audiences, to be enjoyable, and to stimulate minds and imaginations.”