Monday, October 24, 2011

The Garst Museum Lecture Series #1 Indian Policy and the Ohio Frontier

Garst Museum is proud to present Dr. Douglas Hurt, head of the History Department at Purdue University as he presents a discussion on Indian Policy and the Ohio Frontier on Sunday, October 30, 2011, 2:00 PM at the Garst Museum in Greenville, Ohio.

Dr. Hurt stated, “I became interested in the Ohio frontier when I worked at the Ohio Historical Society from 1978-1986. After I left the Society, Walter Nugent and Malcolm Rohrbough, editors of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier Series published by the Indiana University Press invited me to contribute a book on their Ohio frontier. I titled it The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. No one had written much about the Ohio frontier since the mid twentieth-century except for a few studies on military history and Indian leaders. I chose to emphasize settlement, agriculture, and social history and the story of Indian-white relations between the early settlement period and the time when more people began leaving Ohio than immigrating to the state. I closed the book with the canal era. The history of Indian and white relations is important to Ohio and the region during the eighteen and early nineteenth centuries. I continue to find it a fascinating subject for study.”

Dr. Hurt holds a Ph.D. in American history from Kansas State University, and serves as professor and head of the Department of History at Purdue University. He has published nineteen books, the most recent titled The Big Empty: The Great Plains during the Twentieth Century which is part of the Modern American West Series published by the University of Arizona Press. He is a past president and current Fellow of the Agricultural History Society. He has served as the editor of Ohio History, Agricultural History, and the Missouri Historical Review. Currently, he is writing about agriculture during the Civil War.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Support for the Garst Lecture series comes, in part from the Stephens Foundation.

Take this opportunity to take part in the Holiday Wreath Silent Auction. Wreaths will be on display and ready for bidding.

The Garst Museum is located at:
205 N. Broadway, Greenville, OH 45331

1 comment:

  1. Maybe you should learn to spell Purdue correctly in the first sentence of the article.


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