San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Department of History at Creighton University
in partnership with Joslyn Art Museum
2016 Ross Horning Lecture
“The Hour of Land:
A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks”
featuring Terry Tempest Williams
Acclaimed author, advocate and conservationist
Annie Clark Tanner Scholar in Environmental Humanities, University of Utah
Terry Tempest Williams is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, winner of the Wallace Stegner Award from the Center for the American West, and holder of the Sierra Club’s 2014 John Muir Award. In 2009, Williams was featured in documentarian Ken Burns’ PBS series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.
The lecture is inspired by Williams’ forthcoming book (June 2016), a memoir and natural history of our national parks. Her previous books will be available for purchase and signing.
The lecture is held in partnership with Joslyn Art Museum and the museum’s Go West! exhibition, which features 90 paintings, sculptures, and Plains Indian artifacts made between 1830 and 1930 that trace the early exploration of the West and the emergence of its powerful mythology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Details at joslyn.org.
This annual lecture is named for Ross Horning, a professor of history at Creighton University from 1964 until his death in 2005. The lecture is meant to reflect the many dimensions of his life including his love for history, the arts, and the community.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00 PM. A book signing will follow.