Free

The Scots in St. Louis Speaker Series - Dr. Brooks Blevins

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Center of Clayton

50 Gay Ave

Clayton, MO 63105

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

Did you know that the first governor of Missouri, Alexander McNair, was Scottish? Or that a national Scottish fraternity, the Order of Scottish Clans, was established in St. Louis? If you love history and Scottish culture, the Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis is proud to bring you a new educational program on the history of Scots in Missouri. Missouri has a long history of different ethnic groups leaving their mark on the state. The Scottish were no exception as they migrated west to build communities, embark on business ventures, conduct agriculture, and become public servants. Today, over half a million Missourians identify as Scottish-American who acknowledge their ancestral heritage.

This program is funded through a grant awarded by the Missouri Humanities Council, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The MHC is the only statewide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.

Sessions will take place at the Center of Clayton at 50 Gay Ave in Clayton MO. This event is open to the public and tickets are available here or at the venue. Free admission is granted to high school and university students who present a valid student ID at the door.

Our inaugural speaker will be Dr. Brooks Blevins of Missouri State University. Dr. Blevins is the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies, widely considered the foremost expert on the history of the Ozark region. Dr. Blevins's most recent book is A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks (University of Illinois Press, 2018), which includes the role of the Scots-Irish in the making of Ozarks culture. Dr. Blevins also serves on the editorial boards of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly and the Missouri Historical Review.

Dr. Brooks Blevins (photo courtesy of Missouri State University)

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Center of Clayton

50 Gay Ave

Clayton, MO 63105

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved