On February 17th at 6:30pm, Dr. David La Vere will be giving the second lecture in a series of Preservation Talks provided by the Historic Wilmington Foundation. This talk will be held at the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. La Vere, a former Marine Infantryman, is an ethnohistorian and a Professor of History at UNCW, primarily teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on American Indians in the Southeast. He received his PhD from Texas A&M University in 1993 and has published 7 books and numerous articles.
Dr. La Vere’s lecture will focus on North Carolina Geography and the Tuscarora War relating to his book, The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies. Star News writer Ben Steelman writes that La Vere, “has combined scholarship with [a] readable, compelling narrative… illuminating a near-forgotten chapter in North Carolina history” in his most recent book publication, “re-creating a vanished 300-year-old world. . . . [and] gives his narrative a human face and the force of tragedy.”
Dr. La Vere is a member of the Western History Association, the American Society for Ethnohistory, the Texas State Historical Association, and the Louisiana History Association.
First Presbyterian Church is located at 125 S. 3rd Street. Please use the Orange St. entrance to the church fellowship hall.
To register for this talk please RSVP here or call (910) 762-2511.
This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Additional support provided by: Cothran Harris Architecture and H. Kenneth Stephens II, Attorney at Law.