Sunday, Feb. 11 WLA/WHS Scholarly Series—Yankee Innovators: Steamships to Silicon Chips—Neil Maher at Wilton Library, 4 – 5:30 p.m. In the 11th year of the collaboration between the Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series focuses on the theme of 'Yankee Innovators: Steamships to Silicon Chips'. Neil Maher’s lecture, “Shooting the Moon: Space Technology, Earthbound Nature, and the New Left During the Vietnam War,” examines the shared history of the space race to the moon and the Vietnam War during the 1960s and 1970s. Maher is an associate professor of history in the Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark, where he teaches environmental and political history on the undergraduate and graduate levels. See the library’s registration link for more details on the speaker and the topic. Additional dates and topics in the series are: February 25 at the Wilton Historical Society—Leading the Helicopter Industry into the 21st Century - Andrew Driver, Sikorsky Aircraft; March 18 at the Wilton Historical Society— Faster, Smaller, Greener: How Semiconductor Lithography Enables Innovations All Around Us - Chip Mason, ASML Fellow. Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. Series sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Friends of Louise Herot. This lecture sponsored by Janice and Michael Hess. The moderator is Max Gabrielson. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton; www.wiltonlibrary.org; 203-762-3950.
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