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Glen House Speaker Series

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Glen House Speaker series 2023 lineup
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 6:30 PM

HOWIE WEMYSS

HISTORY OF THE MOUNT WASHINGTON CARRIAGE ROAD
AND THE GLEN HOUSE HOTEL

Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Auto Road from 1987-2020 will illustrate the long and colorful history of the oldest manmade tourist attraction in North America and the many Glen House hotels that have been situation in the Glen at the base of Mt. Washington. Wemyss will explain the fascinating history of how the Auto Road came into being, the legal, financial, and technical problems that were overcome, and the modern day successes of the Road and the new Glen House.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 6:30 PM

DOUGLAS ARION

WHERE DO WE FIT IN THE UNIVERSE?
WHAT DOES THE UNIVERSE SAY ABOUT OUR EXISTENCE?

What are some of the ways we’ve come to understand the workings of the Universe, and what do they tell us about our place in it? How does our view of the cosmos affect how we live?
Douglas Arion, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy and Donald D. Hedberg Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurial Studies at Carthage College, and Founder and Director of Mountains of Stars, a public science outreach and education program that engages the public with ‘environmental awareness from a cosmic perspective’.
He co-founded Galileoscope to provide high quality, low cost telescopes for worldwide promotion of science education and outreach as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and International Year of Light 2015. More than 270,000 are now in use in over 110 countries.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 6:30 PM

RICK WILCOX

AN ASCENT OF MT. EVEREST AND MOUNTAINEERING IN THE NORTHEAST


FRIDAY, MARCH 3 AT 6:30 PM

CHRIS LEWEY

THE ECOLOGY OF THE NORTH WOODS—A CLOSER LOOK AT SPRING