In a unique collaboration, the New York Council for the Humanities has joined forces with the Yates County History Center to offer Aging In Historical Perspective, a monthly reading and discussion series that runs consecutive Wednesdays in March beginning March 2 at noon.
“With its thematic focus, this reading and discussion program offers an unusual twist on the standard book group format by making time for thinking deeply about one idea, over time, from a variety of perspectives,” says Sara Ogger, executive director of the Council.
At the L. Caroline Underwood Museum, 107 Chapel St., Penn Yan participants will come together over the course of 5 sessions to discuss a variety of thematically linked texts with facilitators, Ray and Donna Copson of Bluff Point. Participants in series will explore how the concept of old age has changed over time. Something special happens when we talk about what we read with others in our community. The New York Council for the Humanities’ Adult Reading & Discussion programs are designed to foster active reading and thinking, incorporating texts that serve as catalysts for civic engagement and cultural understanding, as well as personal reflection. Adult Reading & Discussion programs are currently being held in communities across New York State.
The program is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required by . Bring a bag lunch, coffee and dessert will be provided. For more information about the series please contact the Yates County History Center at (315)536-7318.