Lecture Announcement: Dr. Jon Kukla “John Adams Plays Mid-Wife to ‘the Child Independence'”

2 Mar

March 18th, 2010, 7:00 PM-Colonnade Club Solarium

Dr. Jon Kukla Photo: Tuileries Gardens, Paris by Jennifer Kukla

Historian Jon Kukla, a native of Wisconsin, accepted his B.A. from Carthage College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He directed historical research and publishing at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, from 1973 through 1990, edited Virginia Cavalcade for a few years, and dabbled in documentary editing, historic preservation, archaeology, and public history. Kukla spent the next decade in the French Quarter, adding museum exhibits, historic building renovation, and some television to his bag of tricks as curator of collections and director of the Historic New Orleans Collection from 1990 to 1998. He returned to the Old Dominion in 2000 as director of the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation in Charlotte County, a position he held until 2007. Kukla now resides in Richmond, where he is working on a book tentatively titled Treason! Treason! Patrick Henry’s Road toward Revolution.

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