Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture Series Begins 4th Year – FIRST EVENT ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH.
The Murray County Historical Society announces a fourth season of local and regional history topics for the Dinehart Lunchbox Lecture Series. There are some familiar faces in the lineup some new ones as well.
The lecture series will meet at noon on the second Thursday of the month from November through April. The lectures have been permanently moved to the 4-H building on the Murray County Fairgrounds. Please bring your lunch. We provide coffee, tea, and water.
Cost is $3.00 or FREE to Members of MCHS.
The first lecture is Thursday, November 9th with “Conservation on the Northern Plains,” presented by Anthony Amato, SMSU professor, author, and editor.
Southwestern Minnesota offers a vantage point for people to see nature’s possibilities, past and present. This part of the state’s environment evolved from prairie to farmland due to a merging of many natural and cultural elements. Conservation efforts across this vast open land are confronted by diverse places, and the wide variety of landscapes defy easy definition for policy. By examining the transformed environment of the Northern Plains, people can best judge the applications and utility of conservation.
Anthony Amato is an associate professor in the Social Science Department at Southwest Minnesota State University. He received a Ph.D. from Indiana University. Over the years, his scholarship and publications have addressed many places and cases. He has brought an interdisciplinary outlook to research topics ranging from river management to beekeeping. His papers have been delivered at national and international conferences, and his publications have appeared in national and international books and journals. He is editor of Conservation on the Northern Plains: New Perspectives (2017) and co-editor of the acclaimed book Draining the Great Oasis: Environmental History of Murray County, Minnesota (2001).