Valley Talks, a popular series of biweekly historical lectures presented by the Museum of Work & Culture, finds a new home online beginning Wednesday, April 22 at 4pm.
The new virtual series will kick-off with Triple Deckers: A New England Love Story, a talk and screening by documentary filmmaker Marc Levitt.
Levitt will share both a short, trailer and a longer compilation of footage from his his “in ‘in progress’” documentary, Triple Deckers: A New England Love Story, exploring how the iconic three story homes helped to create the first US suburbs, forged a multi-cultural, mixed gender American Industrial working class and through their architectural DNA helped to make a country where its citizens understood that their well being and that of their neighbors were interdependent.
All events are free and take place on alternating Wednesdays at 4pm. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Levitt, documentary filmmaker, author, educational consultant, and storyteller, has made two films, Woven in Time, about the “discovered” pre-contact Native village in Narragansett, RI and Stories in Stone, a story of the Narragansett’s stonewall building tradition. Marc has also written and published three books about education theory, written and performed a number of one person plays, was the host/co-producer of a national radio show, Action Speaks, Under-Appreciated Dates That Changed America and a comedy radio show, The New England Chowda’ Hour/Blue Bug Radio Cabaret. He has also worked throughout the United States and in 75 countries in Europe, South America, Central America, Asia and Africa as an Educational Consultant/Lecturer/Storyteller.
Other Virtual Valley Talks will include:
May 6: Filmmaker Christian de Rezendes offers a preview of his historical documentary series Slatersville: America’s First Mill Village highlighting the French-Canadian portion of the story.
May 20: Writer & Providence College Professor Emeritus Norman Desmarais presents insights from his book Untold Stories from World War II Rhode Island.
Additional dates forthcoming.