Archives for February 2016

March 2016 Scholars Gild Discussion

First Ladies: From Ceremony to Substance

Tuesday, March 15
Lower Arden Gild Hall
7:30 PM

Prof. Katherine (Katie) Sibley, Saint Joseph's University

Prof. Katherine Sibley

Please join the Scholars Gild at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 15, when we will discuss the role of the First Ladies of the United States of America. Professor Katherine Sibley talk will explore first ladies of the twentieth and twenty-first century, highlighting their stories through the life of an underrated first lady, Florence Kling Harding, whose term in office (1921-1923) underlines many of the important transitions in the office that have occurred over the last 100 years and which are exemplified by the current first lady, Michelle Obama. These have included growing activism, significant political influence and counsel to the president, and cultivation of popular and celebrity culture to communicate their message and desired image to the American people.

Katherine A. S. Sibley is professor and director of American Studies at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she has taught history since receiving her Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1991. Her newest book, A Companion to First Ladies (Wiley-Blackwell), should appear this May. She appeared on C-SPAN’s First Ladies series to discuss Florence Harding in 2013. Her most recent publication was A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover (Wiley-Blackwell 2014), and last year she also contributed a chapter on World War II and the postwar era to the Globalyceum curriculum website ( She has published four monographs: First Lady Florence Kling Harding: Behind the Tragedy and Controversy (2009), Red Spies in America: Stolen Secrets and the Dawn of the Cold War (2004); The Cold War (1998) and Loans and Legitimacy: The Evolution of Soviet-American Relations, 1919-1933 (1996). She edits a book series, the U.S. in International Perspective, with Paradigm Publishers, and serves on the editorial board of American Communist History, as well as on the Historical Advisory Committee to the Office of the Historian at the U.S. State Department.
The Scholars Gild discussions are held at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, contact the Scholars Gild via Title your email “Scholars Gild Request” and include your name, comments, and request in the body of the email.

Feb & March 2016 Folk Gild Schedule

February and March 2016 Folk Gild Schedule

All dances are at the Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway, Arden, Delaware 19810
All dances will include teaching for beginners
Folk Dances – $4 for Arden Club members, $5 for non-members
Contra dances – $11 for Arden Club members, $12 for non-members

February 3 -Wednesday – Folk and English Dancing with Jenny Brown 7:30-9:30pm

February 6Sunday – Contra Dancing with Run of the Mill String Band and Mark Hillegonds calling 2:00 – 5:00 pm — Lesson for new dancers at 1:30 pm.

February 10  Wednesday – Israeli Dancing with Sharon Kleban 7:30-9:30 pm

February 17 Wednesday –  Folk and English Dancing with Jenny Brown 7:30-9:30pm

February  24 Wednesday – Israeli Dancing with Sharon Kleban 7:30-9:30 pm

March 2 Wednesday –  Folk and English Dancing with Jenny Brown 7:30-9:30pm

March 6 Sunday –   Contra Dancing with Live Wire and Greg Frock calling
Lesson at 1:30 Dancing from 2-5pm

March 9 Wednesday Sharon Kleban, Israeli dancing 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5

March 16 Wednesday Bob Witt & Friends Squares and Folk 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5

March 23 Wednesday Jenny Brown leading and says: Come out for some International, English, and some couple dancing! 7:30-9:30 PM $4, $5

March 30 Wednesday Sharon Kleban, Israeli dancing 7:30-9:30 PM