Why Cultural Heritage Matters Globally and Locally:
A Conversation with Father Columba Stewart and Fred de Sam Lazaro
The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML), the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC), and the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) were pleased to present Why Cultural Heritage Matters Globally and Locally: A Conversation with Father Columba Stewart and Fred de Sam Lazaro. This event was a celebration of the 2019 NEH Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Father Columba Stewart.
Fr. Columba is a Benedictine monk, scholar of early religions, and executive director of the HMML at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN.
Fr. Columba was the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) pick for the 2019 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities – the lecture was “the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.”
Fr. Columba was interviewed by Fred de Sam Lazaro, director of the Under-Told Stories Project at the University of St. Thomas and contributor to PBS NewsHour. A wine and cheese reception followed.
Thank you to those who joined us in celebrating this great achievement for Father Columba Stewart and the humanities in Minnesota!