Summer Off

The Scholars Gild will not have a discussion in July or August.  Our next discussion will be Tuesday, September 15.

Have a suggestion for a future discussion, please email ArdenScholarsGild@gmail.com.

 

A Taste February Scholars Gild Program

What’s on the Menu?

Tuesday, February 17

Bratten Room in Lower Gild Hall

7:30 PM

Please make a reservation to attend the next Scholars Gild as we welcome Henry Voigt to our February 17 discussion entitled “What’s on the Menu?”

After a successful 38-year career with DuPont, Henry Voigt has focused his attention on historic American menus, gathering “one of the most significant private collections” in the country, according to Gastronomica magazine in 2005. “Menus,” says Henry “aid our cultural memory—they provide unwitting historical evidence not only of what people were eating, but what they were doing and with whom they were doing it, who they were trying to be and what they valued.” His blog, www.TheAmericanMenu.com, contains a treasure trove of illustrated information about the history of the United States since the early 1840s, as reflected by menus from restaurants, hotels, military units, steamships and trains. Some were beautifully crafted by leading stationers to celebrate special events. Others simply express the whimsy of everyday life. Drawing upon his incomparable collection, his presentation titled “What’s on the Menu?” will show what these improbable survivors can teach us about our history and social customs.

The Scholars Gild discussions are held at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the Bratten Room, lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, contact the Scholars Gild at ArdenScholarsGild@gmail.com.  Title your email “Scholars Gild Request” and include your name, comments, and request in the body of the email.

 

Scholars Gild Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Scholars Gild January 2015

The Scholars Gild has a very interesting discussion planned with a real life political consult coming up in January.  Our discussions are held 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the Bratten Room, lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, provide feedback, comments or make a suggestion for future topics, complete the form at the bottom of this blog.

Come join us for what is sure to be another informative and lively conversation!

Lower Gild Hall

Tuesday, January 20 @ 7:30 PM

Interested in American elections and/or the American electoral process? Come join us for a presentation and discussion led by Karl Agne, a professional political consultant, election analyst and board member of DE Common Cause. Karl has decades-long, direct and professional experience in this arena and is looking forward to the opportunity to share his knowledge and engage in conversation with all those who are in attendance!

Karl will discuss the recently concluded 2014 mid-term elections (a ‘post-mortem’) and the implications they have for the upcoming 2016 Presidential-year contest. In addition, he is open to a discussion on a wide range of electoral related topics, including the role of political consultants in elections.

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