Looking for something to do this weekend? Got a hankering for some history?
The history department at N.C. State is holding "History Weekend" on March 18 and 19. The topic: "The Tea Party in American History."
Events are free and open to the public, and the featured speaker is Jill Lepore, a Harvard history professor, TV and radio commentator who also writes for The New Yorker.
On Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m., "History in the Media: From the Adams Family to Simpsons" Using episodes from PBS series on the Adams Family and a Simpsons' episode on history and commemoration, Prof. Lepore will lead a discussion of the way history and media interact.
And on Saturday at 10 a.m., Lepore will discuss her recent book. The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History and take questions.
After the lecture, she will sign her books, which will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds help sponsor future History Weekend events.
All events will be in Withers 232A on the NCSU campus. Click here for more information.