Twentieth Annual Carlisle Lecture Series (2023-2024)

The following lectures will be presented virtually via Zoom


  • Controlling the Image: US Propaganda during the Second World War
    Wednesday, October 11 at 1:30 pm

    During World War II, governments on all sides of the conflict used propaganda to glorify their own cause and vilify their enemies. After the US entered the conflict in December 1941, the government created an agency, the Office of War Information, to shape American public perception of the conflict. This talk will examine the different themes that helped unify the nation in our war effort.

  • Dead Presidents: Crisis, Conspiracy, and Constitutional Succession
    Wednesday, October 25 at 1:30 pm

    Of the 46 men that have been President of the United States, eight have died in office. Though the Constitution lays out a presidential succession, oftentimes the unexpected death of a president is surrounded by shock and uncertainty. This talk will look at what happens when a president dies.

Presenter Paolo Di Gregorio, the Artifactual Scholar, is a historian, archaeologist, and educator with a passion for telling the stories of our past. He has presented numerous historical lectures and discussions on a variety of topics in American, European, and World history.

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging and Friends of Gleason Public Library. They are free, but registration is required for each lecture separately. To register please visit the Gleason Public Library website or call 978-369-4898 to reserve your spot and receive Zoom login information.