Topics include censorship, sand mines, a violin made in 1687, home brews, Lincoln and the Sioux
Free and open to the public, Winchester Academy programs are held Monday evenings at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
The doors open at 6 p.m., with coffee and cookies served until the program begins at 6:30 p.m. Programs last about an hour, with opportunities for questions and discussion. The site is handicapped accessible.
• Sept. 14 – Pat Phair, Winchester trustee and retired Waupaca English teacher will present “Banned and Censored: The Tampering of Ideas in American Literature.”
• Sept. 21 – Dan Masterpole, director of Chippewa County Land Conservation and Forest Management will discuss “Industrial Sand Mine Permitting and Reclamation.” This is the third part of a series on frac sand mining.
• Oct. 5 – Samantha George, associate professor of music at Lawrence University, will speak on the Andrea Guarneri violin, a masterpiece instrument made 1687 that was donated to the Lawrence Conservatory.
• Oct. 12 – Elena Volkova, Ph.D., retired professor at Moscow State University will present “Art on Trial: Religion and Freedom for Artistic Expression.”
• Oct. 26 – Daniel Saunders, Ph.D., professor of social work at the University of Michigan will discuss “The Global Movement to End Domestic Abuse.”
• Nov. 2 – Amanda Bronk, hop farmer and home brewer, will speak about the hopping craft brew industry from both a local and national perspective.
• Nov. 9 – John Christenson, amateur historian and library director in Minnesota will present “A President, a Bishop, and the Fate of 300 Sioux Warriors.”
• Nov. 16 – Steven Deller, a community development economist with UW Extension in Madison will describe current agricultural trends in Wisconsin.
• Nov. 30 – Donavan Lane, entrepreneur and owner of ABC Computers will present “A Sailing Trip from Greece to Delaware.”
Winchester Academy is a non-profit Waupaca organization administered by a volunteer board.
Through financial support from individual donors, Winchester brings engaging, informative, and educational programs to the community on a wide range of topics from art to zoology, recognizing that the love of learning continues throughout life and outside of school walls. It also gives scholars and other specialists a forum for sharing their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise.