Langhorne Council for the Arts has announced the 2019 Summer Speakers Series, held every other Tuesday evening from June through August.
All presentations begin at 7:30pm at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum (headquarters of Historic Langhorne Association), 160 W. Maple Avenue, in Langhorne Borough.
A $5 donation at the door is requested to support the LCA Student Scholarship Fund.
For more information, visit www.LanghorneArts.org or call 215-752-0854.
- July 2nd: “The Coolest Guy Movie Ever” – Joe Amodei will screen his documentary about the making of “The Great Escape” and discuss why this is still one of the most popular adventure films, over 50 years later. He will also discuss the actual POW escape on which the film is based and share artifacts he has collected about he heroic break out of Stalag Luft 3.
- July 16th: Exploring African Roots in Langhorne – Historian Jesse Crooks will debut his new presentation on the history of slaves and freed African-Americans who lived in and around Langhorne, including the areas known as Guinea (where slaves of Jeremiah Langhorne lived) and Washington Village, the involvement of local Quakers, and the establishment of the AME Church in the Borough.
- July 30th: Lifesounds, Confessions of a Columnist, An Affectionate Look at Ordinary Life – If you’ve ever loved a child, said a tough goodbye, laughed until your sides hurt, cherished a friend, started a diet, flunked aerobics, shared a dream, worried about the mess the world is in, then Sally Friedman’s ” Lifesounds” program will echo with you. Audiences cheer for the mix of humor and honesty, and for the pleasure of recognizing themselves in Sally’s world. Her work with the vast Spielberg program designed to collect testimonies from Holocaust survivors will also be shared.
- August 13th: Worth a Thousand Words, The Delaware Canal in Pictures Old and New – Join Susan Taylor, Executive Director of the Friends of the Delaware Canal, to look at some great pictures of the beloved Delaware Canal. Postcards and photos of long ago reveal the Canal’s rich history. Incredible photos of flora and fauna along and in the Canal today remind us of its value as a natural resource.
- August 27th: Just for the Record – Join Christopher Andrew Maier in a multimedia show as he channels Eldridge Reeves Johnson, the poor machinist from Camden, NJ who perfected recorded sound on the gramophone. By naming his company Victor Talking Machine, a brand new 20th century concept was born: home entertainment.
Johnson became one of America’s wealthiest individuals in 1927 by selling his global enterprise to Radio Corporation of America, paving the way for RCA Victor, a world leader in recorded music.