The Institute for the Humanities at Salado is pleased to announce an upcoming program -- the annual Wilmer Lecture this spring.
A renowned and familiar historian is again coming to Salado to speak this spring. Dr. H.W. Brands will give the Wilmer Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities at Salado. His presentation will be Saturday, April 9, at 4 pm, at the Salado Civic Center. Dr. Brands is a well known historian and author who has written the recent bestseller, Reagan. His lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. H.W. Brands has spent his career studying, writing and lecturing about America's leaders. When he comes to Salado he will discuss his most recent book which focuses on former President Ronald Reagan and the impact he has had on our country.
Dr. Brands is an award-winning author and professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a prolific writer about American history and politics. A number of his books have been bestsellers, and two have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. Dr. Brands lectures frequently on politics, historical and current events, and is a popular guest historian and commentator on numerous national and international television and radio programs. He spoke to the Institute several years ago about his book, Traitor to His Class, which looked at the political career of Franklin Roosevelt. He holds the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Chair of History and Professor of Government the University of Texas at Austin.
The annual Wilmer Memorial Lecture honors the two Harry Wilmer's who were instrumental in founding the Institute for the Humanities. The purpose of the Wilmer Memorial Lecture is to remember Harry and Hank Wilmer and also to remember other children and family members who have died and to celebrate life, death and spirit of humanity in the community. The annual Wilmer Lecture is a free lecture given by renowned speakers. It is a gift to the community by the Wilmer family and others to help perpetuate their memory and the organization they loved.