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Great Lecture Series

Great Revolutionaries

The 2021-2022 Great Lecture Series will focus on Great Revolutionaries. Throughout history, there have been outstanding leaders and change-makers that have guided societies through times of great difficulty and triumph.

Live Streaming Option Available

A speaker giving a lecture in the Harrison Auditorium.

Explore the stories behind a diverse mix of revolutionaries who brought dramatic change to their societies from ancient times to today. Highlights include the first king to unify Egypt, a queen of the British Celtic Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the conquering forces of the Roman Empire, and a leader in the current quest for Native American rights.

Great Revolutionaries is revolutionary in and of itself: for the first time, the Great Lecture Series offers a hybrid model to safely welcome guests back into the Museum. Claim a comfortable seat in the newly restored, reduced capacity Harrison Auditorium, with plenty of space for social distancing, or watch online through our live streaming service. All in-person attendees must attest to their full vaccination to participate. Please refer to our Plan Your Visit page for additional safety information.

Great Lecture Series Events

There are no programs currently scheduled. Please check back for future updates.


Learning and Community Engagement Department