Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Beginning tonight at 7:00PM and continuing each Tuesday evening through August, John and Mary Phinney will host the July-August Chautauqua Series of lectures in the Wilmer Community Center.

Before radio, television and the Internet this is what your grandparents and great-grandparents did. It was an annual SUMMER EVENT. An educational and recreational event for everyone. These events were usually weekly programs and lasted four to six weeks. They were held during and mid-summer season---after the crops were planted and before the harvest. In the spirit of the 1990’s through the 1950’s, the City of Wilmer presents, for your enjoyment

July-August Chautauqua Series
Time – 7:00 p.m.

The July lecture series will be presented by renown anthropologist John F.S. Phinney, currently Head/Director, Institute for the Study of Earth & Man Library, SMU; Member, Dept of Anthropology Faculty; Elected to fellowship, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

July 7th The Peopling of North America
July 14th Indians of Texas: Pre-European Contact Period
July 24th Indians of Texas: European Contact Period

The August series will be presented by Mary L.B. Phinney, also an anthropologist and currently the Administrator for the Dallas County Trail and Preserve Program.

August 4th Other Peoples come to Texas 1820-1872
August 11th African & Asian influences 1872 – 21st Century

The lecture series is open to everyone.

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