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A History of Oil: Past, Present, and Future

Oil is everywhere, in everything, and used by everyone. How did oil come to dominate our everyday lives? What is the story behind this powerful and mysterious natural resource that has shaped both the past and the present? In this lecture, we will examine the history of oil from the ancient period to the modern […]

Pete Seeger’s Life in Song

If I Had a Hammer: Pete Seeger’s Life in Song Lecturer: Dr. Stephen Richer The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the most influential and beloved troubadours of protest songs: Pete Seeger. To celebrate this folk singer and social activist’s legacy, banjo-playing sociologist Stephen Richer is giving lectures in […]

Authentic Pysanky Workshop

Join us at Fairfields Heritage House as we prepare for Easter with an authentic Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter egg) workshop led by artist Bozena Hrycyna. We’ll be using natural materials to decorate our pysanky including locally-sourced free range eggs, beeswax candles, and natural dyes (plant and animal based dyes). This beautiful tradition has its roots in […]