On November 7th, noted environmental historian Donald Worster will receive the William P. Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America for his book _A River Running West: the Life of John Wesley Powell_. In celebration of this award, he will give a lecture: "Watershed Democracy: Recovering the Lost Vision of John Wesley Powell." According to Worster, John Wesley Powell suggested a revolutionary way of seeing the American landscape and of adjusting political boundaries to its contours. He calls it "watershed democracy." Although defeated in the 19th century, that idea has been recently reborn in both eastern and western states, with long term implications that may be vital to environmental politics of the future.
This public lecture will be combined with a book signing, reception, and photographic exhibition. These events are free but please reserve a seat by calling (214) 768-3684 or email us at the address below.
6:00-7:00 p.m. Worster's lecture: McCord Auditorium, 3rd floor, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Ave., Southern Methodist University
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reception and photography exhibit: DeGolyer Library, 6404 Hilltop at McFarlin Blvd.
Exhibit: A Colorado River Retrospective: 1869 To Present
On display from November 1 - 15
Sam R. Walton, Photographer and Boatman and Anne E. Peterson, Curator of Photographs, DeGolyer Library
The exhibit combines John Wesley Powell’s 1871 voyage through the Canyons of the Colorado and Green Rivers, with Hal G. Stephens 1968-69 shots from the same locations while with the United States Geological Survey, and with Sam Walton’s present day images, taken while on commercial and scientific trips in the Grand Canyon. Anne Peterson enriches the exhibition with maps, stereographic photographs by E.O. Beaman, photographs by John K. Hillers, and material from U.S. Geological Surveys.
Andrea Boardman, Executive Director
Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Dallas Hall, Room 356
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750176
Dallas, TX 75275-0176
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