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Lectures on 'Men Who Made Modern Savannah'
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SAVANNAH — The Learning Center of Senior Citizens, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people age successfully, is hosting a lecture series on Thursday evenings through February at 3025 Bull St. A wine and cheese reception begins at 5 p.m., followed by the one-hour lecture at 5:30:

W.W. Law: Through the Eyes of His Archivist; Lecturer: Luciana Spracher, today

Leader, historian, preservationist, postman, all describe Law, who made Savannah a better community. Inspired by mentors such as Ralph Mark Gilbert and John Delaware, he grew into leadership of the NAACP and guided Savannah through the civil rights era before focusing on preservation of Savannah’s African-American culture. Spacher is city of Savannah library and archives director.

Jim Williams and His Southern Houses; Lecturer: Dorothy Kingery, Feb. 18, (sold out)

No other private preservationist left quite the trail of restored masterpieces in Savannah that Williams did. From the Hampton Lillibridge House and other 18th-century homes to the Mercer House on Monterey Square, Williams brought an aesthetic and vision to Savannah. This lecture by the preservationist’s sister opens the world of Williams.

Lee Adler: Making Preservation Work: Lecturer: Kathy Ledvina, Feb. 25

Perhaps being the son of one of the famed “Seven Ladies” who saved the Davenport House meant that Adler had preservation in his genes.
Adler represented all that was right about Savannah’s preservation movement: the innovative Revolving Fund, neighborhood preservation approaches, intelligent low-cost rentals in historic districts, and the toughest obstacle — Broughton Street. Fellow preservationist Ledvina explains how Adler made magic happen.

Admission is $15 per lecture for center members and $20 for visitors. To reserve a seat or for more information, call 912-236-0363 ext. 146 or go to

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