Winchester Academy will open its fall series of lectures at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Dr. Jack Rhodes will speak on Civil War films. His program will feature film clips to illustrate themes used by the Hollywood studios to portray people and historical moments of the Civil War.
Rhodes has conducted several seminars at the library on a wide range of film-related topics, including Westerns, mysteries and World War II. Rhodes has taught film seminars at Lawrence University’s Bjrklunden lodge in Door County, as well as in libraries in throughout central Wisconsin.
Rhodes earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of South Dakota and his doctorate in English at the University of Texas in Austin. He taught English and communications at the college level and just prior to coming to Waupaca served as executive director of the Hamilton campus of Miami University of Ohio.
Part of the events scheduled for the Lincoln exhibit at the Waupaca library, this Winchester Academy program has been sponsored by Ann and Vance Linden.
All Winchester Academy programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments are available prior to the program.