“Men Who Made Modern Savannah” Lecture Series

The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, is hosting a four-part public lecture series on Thursday evenings February 4 through Feburary 25 at SCI offices, 3025 Bull Street. A wine and cheese reception begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the one-hour lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m

W.W. Law: Through the Eyes of His Archivist Lecturer: Luciana Spracher

Thursday, February 11

Activist, leader, historian, preservationist, postman – all these describe W.W. Law, a man who made Savannah a better community. Inspired by mentors such as Ralph Mark Gilbert and John S. Delaware, he grew into leadership of the NAACP and guided Savannah through the Civil

Rights movement before focusing on preservation of Savannah’s African American history and culture. City of Savannah Library and Archives Director Luciana Spracher explores Law’s contributions and legacy through his vast collection of photographs, art, music, and papers Jim Williams and His Southern Houses Lecturer: Dorothy Kingery

Thursday, February 18

No other private preservationist left quite the trail of restored masterpieces in Savannah that Jim Williams did. From the Hampton Lillibridge House and other eighteenth-century homes in Washington Ward to the famed Mercer House on Monterey Square, Williams brought an unmatched aesthetic and vision to Savannah’s built environment. This personal, insightful lecture by

the preservationist’s sister opens the world of Jim Williams, revealing the exquisite beauty still found there Lee Adler: Making Preservation Work Lecturer: Kathy Ledvina

Thursday, February 25

Perhaps being the son of one of the famed “Seven Ladies” who saved the Davenport House meant that Lee Adler had preservation in his genes. . Fellow preservationist Kathy Ledvina explains how Adler made magic happen in Savannah’s quest to maintain its urban plan and architectural integrity.

Admission is $15 per lecture for Learning Center members and $20 per lecture for visitors. To reserve a seat or for more information about The Learning Center of SCI, please call 912.236.0363 x146 or visit www.seniorcitizensinc.org.

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