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September 2014

Hutchins Lecture by David Hurst Thomas

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pleasants Family Assembly Room,
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor, Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Our first Hutchins lecture of the 2014-15 lecture series, titled “Romance and Reality in the Deep South’s Mythical Mission Past: How We Found the Lost Spanish Mission on St. Catherines Island,” will address the nostalgia and romance that has long surrounded the Franciscan and Jesuit missions across America. From San Francisco through the Southwest to the American South, mainstream American history has constructed and perpetuated an idealized, romanticized version of the Spanish mission – complete with Mission Revival architectural styles…

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