Fall 2016 Special Opportunites

Special Opportunities: Session I

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  Lunch and Learn: “Let’s Paint This Town” Art Class

  Thursday, September 15   
  11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  Ezell Center, Third Floor Room 363
  Cost: $55 per person, price includes lunch and all supplies and instruction
  Instructor: Autumn Potter, Local Artist and Owner of Let’s Paint This Town 
Join us as we have a box lunch and spend time learning how to put paint to canvas. This is a class that is perfect for the beginning painter, with step-by-step instruction from beginning to end. Come in your paint ready clothing and we will provide all your painting supplies. In the two hours we are together enjoy a relaxing and fun lesson using acrylic paint on canvas that you will take away at the end of the day. The subject will be a tranquil oceanside garden full of bright spring flowers and calm ocean water. 

Special Opportunities: Session II

Tour of the Tennessee Archives

Thursday, November 10
10:00-12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Downtown Library
615 Church Street Nashville 
Cost: $10
Instructor: Ken Feith, Metropolitan Government Archivist
The Metro Nashville Archives maintains the records of Nashville and Davidson County, from 1789-2000. The tour of the Archives will feature our genealogical resources: what they are, how to use them and where to start. Also, you’ll be given an opportunity to go “backstage” and see original court records, marriage licenses, probated wills and much more. We’ll take a look at our preservation area and how we work to maintain records of 200 years ago.

Lunch and Learn: The 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, December 7
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Ezell 363
Instructor: Tim Johnson, Ph.D., Lipscomb University research professor, Department of History
December 7, 1941. President Franklin Roosevelt said it was a day that would live in infamy. Explore the causes and consequences of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as we answer the following questions. How did the Japanese use the writings of a nineteenth century American naval strategist to develop the plans for Pearl Harbor? Why was the attack not the knockout blow that the Japanese intended? What was the “purple cipher”? Who was the Shell Oil executive who helped plan the U.S. response to Pearl Harbor?