Early Amherst College
Blair Kamin’s talk about Amherst College architecture is now online for viewing.
On February 25, Mr Kamin gave a highly informative talk about the early growth of Amherst College — the plethora of small contributions which made the college a truly local, community project, and Adam Johnson’s deathbed contribution which enabled the completion of Johnson Chapel. He also discusses the architectural roots of the campus plan — the acropolis, or ‘high city’ — and of the simple, austere campus war memorial.
You may view the recording of the lecture here.
Coming up next week: Dr. Julie Dobrow will return to the Amherst Historical Society to talk about her upcoming book, Crossing Indian Country: From the Wounded Knee Massacre to the Unlikely Marriage of Elaine Goodale and Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohíye S’a). She will give the lecture at noon on Friday, March 25, in the Woodbury Room of Jones Library.