Graduate Humanities program to feature Glenwood Estate May 22

Glenwood-Program_May2014The Graduate Humanities program is issuing an invitation for an event that will feature food, a presentation, and a special announcement on Thursday, May 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 116, on the South Charleston campus.

“I Have About the Same Old Tales to Tell This Evening of My Misdeeds and Love Scrapes,” featuring student selections from the Glenwood Collection, will be presented. Glenwood is a historic 19th century estate located on Charleston’s east side.

The schedule of events includes:

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Reception

Catered refreshments and  culinary samplings from the Glenwood recipe collection, as prepared by students in the HIST 600, “Glenwood and the History of Charleston” class

7:00 – 7:15 p.m.: Welcome and Program Introduction

Dr. Luke Eric Lassiter, Director of the Graduate Humanities Program, will make a  special announcement, assisted by Dr. Billy Joe Peyton, Associate Professor of History at West Virginia State University and Adjunct Associate Graduate Humanities program faculty member.

7:15 – 8:30 p.m.: “I Have About the Same Old Tales to Tell This Evening of My Misdeeds and Love Scrapes”: Student Selections from the Glenwood Collection.

Students enrolled in the Spring 2014 section of HIST 600, “Glenwood and the History of Charleston,” recently completed a final project to analyze and interpret historic primary documents housed at Glenwood. These documents included 19th century journals of Lewis Summers, letters between Lewis and Lucy Summers, family home movies and historic photographs. Students will discuss the project and share their favorite letters, journals, films and photographs from the historic Glenwood Collection.

A flyer with more information may be viewed online at