Glass art, ancient chariots, health care policy and a 1,500-mile walk around Lake Superior are among this summer’s highlights at Winchester Academy.
The Waupaca humanities organization presents about two dozen programs each year.
Free and open to the public, most programs are offered at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in the lower level of the Waupaca Area Public Library.
On June 3, Laura Fiser, curator at the Paine Art Center in Oshkosh, will present “Artistry, Innovation, and Whimsy: A Closer Look at Dale Chihuly.” The Paine is hosting an exhibition of Chihuly’s hand-blown glass vessels and a large chandelier, from May 11 to Oct. 11.
On June 10, Dan Holland, a Plover businessman and writer, will present “Why War?” Based on his research for his doctoral dissertation, Holland will examine the root causes of war and methods for ameliorating its harmful effects.
On July 15, Dr. Bela Sandor will present “Tutankhamen’s Chariots and the Exodus.” A professor emeritus of engineering mechanics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sandor will explain the advanced engineering behind the ancient Egyptian war machine. a are the sponsors of this program.
On July 22, Waupaca pianist and composer Mike Barden will perform jazz, classical and rock. Because this Winchester Academy program is a concert, it will be held at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 720 Demarest St.
On July 29, Mike Link and Kate Crowley, a husband and wife writing team, will describe their 1,555-mile walk around Lake Superior. Link is retired as founding director of the Minnesota Audubon Center, and Crowley retired as an adult education specialist at the same facility. They were in their 60s when they made the journey.
On Aug. 5, Dr. William Hathaway, a physician in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases, will explain health care policy. He has been a cardiac specialist in Ashville, N.C., for the past 14 years and is the son of Dr. David Hathaway of Waupaca.
A volunteer Board of Trustees operates Winchester Academy. They rely on sponsorships, bequests and donations from the public to finance the programs.
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