Auburn professor to speak at library
Published 12:45 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Special to the Standard
Auburn University Professor of Entomology Gary Mullen will be at the Brewton Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. to discuss the life and work of 19th century naturalist and artist Philip Henry Gosse.
While a young man, Gosse, a native of England, was lured to Alabama by the prospects of collecting new and interesting insects and seeing first hand the biologically rich American frontier.
He spent a brief time in the Black Belt region of Dallas County in the 1830s, where he studied and illustrated Alabama insects and flora.
Mullen will bring a unique perspective to his subject. His lecture will include a slideshow presentation of the collection of full-color paintings.
This lecture is a part of the Draughon Seminars in State and Local History, a series of lectures sponsored by the Auburn University Center for the Arts and Humanities.
The seminar series is sponsored by the Kelly Endowment in honor of Dr. Ralph Draughon president of AU from 1947 to 1965.
Draughon was a historian with a deep commitment to both state history and public education.
For information, contact Brewton Public Library at 867-4626.