I expect all of us will be happy to see the tumultuous year of 2020 fade into the past. Events have upset so many plans, including our exciting schedule of courses to be held at Brookstown and other venues. We adjusted to online courses for the Fall, and so appreciate everyone who has joined with us. We hope you’ve learned and expanded your world even without our treasured in-person contact.
The good news – 2021 is coming! And so is a fabulous lineup of Spring courses. We will continue online for the most part, which has come off without any major technical glitches. In fact, it’s been a gift for participants who can’t get to Brookstown for whatever reason.
The New Year kicks off in January with Professor Chuck Thomas teaching about World War II – the third course in his cycle on the world wars in the first half of the 20th century. No worries – Chuck is a dynamic “virtual” professor too! Other courses include:
“Music of North Carolina” taught by Kate Storhoff (postponed from Spring when a lot of you had signed up)
Molly Knight, whose course on the Berlin Wall drew an enthusiastic full house last year, will teach on “Fairy Tales from Grimm to Disney”
Neal Walls on “The Bible and the Ancient Near East” – a course that a number of you have requested
Phil Archer teaching at Reynolda House about the Reynolda Estate as part of the early 20th century cultural movements aspiring to beauty in houses, gardens, and farms.
We’re excited and hope you are, too. Registration opens in mid-December. Let us know if you have any questions.
Take good care, be well, and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Thomas E. Frank