March 28, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Callahan Center
For adults age 55+
Fifty-eight years after his death, Ernest Hemingway's books are still in print and read by millions of people around the world. What are the elements that constitute his literary greatness, and why does he continue to fascinate new generations of readers? On the other hand, what are the elements, both literary and social, that now seem dated and even embarrassing?
Dr. Larry Lowenthal will discuss the extraordinary life and works of Ernest Hemingway. Larry Lowenthal received an M.A. in English Literature from Northwestern and Ph.D. in Drama from NYU. Most recently, he taught in the English and Jewish Studies Departments at Northeastern as an adjunct professor.
Please register in advance by calling the Callahan Center: 508-532-5980
This program supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by the Rosanne Bergman Trust.
March 28, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Framingham State University, McCarthy Center Forum
Wernher von Braun, who led both the V-2 ballistic missile and Saturn V moon rocket projects, has often been reduced to stereotypes: either as the great pioneer of space or a Nazi villain. Dr. Micheal Neufeld from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum shares his research, from which a much more ambiguous and complex figure emerges.
Dr. Michael J. Neufeld is a Senior Curator in the Space History Department. He served as Chair of the department from 2007 to 2011. He is lead curator of Destination Moon, which includes a traveling exhibit of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia from 2017-2019, and a new exhibition gallery in the Museum to open about 2021. He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, particularly regarding the Nazi rocket program and Wernher von Braun.