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Carolyn Eastman | The Strange Genius of Mr. O

Thursday, September 15 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Please join us at the Library for a talk by history professor and prize-winning author Carolyn Eastman on her new book, The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The World of the United States' First Forgotten Celebrity. Why should we care about a now-forgotten celebrity of the early 19th century? This talk examines an explosive celebrity performer who captivated audiences at a key moment in the founding era—a man whose career featured many of the hallmarks of celebrity we recognize from later eras: glamorous friends, eccentric clothing, scandalous religious views, and even a drug habit. And yet examining his career and the Americans who loved (or hated) him reveals a vivid portrait of the United States in the midst of invention. A book signing will follow the talk.
 
For more information, contact Elizabeth Klaczynski at elizabeth.klaczynski@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3536.

This is a free event. Registration is required.

Library of Virginia, Conference Rooms
800 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219

Region

RVA Downtown

Price

Free

Audience

All ages

Type

Lectures & Discussions

Topic

History, Multicultural

Website

https://lva-virginia.libcal.com/event...

Cost

Free

Is this a digital event?

Yes

Digital Event URL

https://lva-virginia.libcal.com/event/9354155

Contact Information

elizabeth.klaczynski@lva.virginia.gov

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