Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Declaration of Independence

Gary L. Hylander will give a lecture at the Bridgewater Public Library on Tuesday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. His topic will be: The Declaration of Independence.

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the second Continental Congress. Never before had a new government been brought into being declaring that the very ends and purpose of government are the life, liberty and happiness of those governed. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration still captures the spirit of America’s promise to itself and to the world.

Gary L. Hylander earned his Ph.D. at Boston College. His advisor and dissertation director was the noted Boston historian, Thomas H. O’Connor. Dr. Hylander is currently an independent scholar who specializes as a Presidential Historian, pedagogical specialist for the NEH and an adjunct professor of history and education at Framingham State University and Stonehill College. Gary is a frequent presenter at library forums, historical societies, senior living centers, civic and professional organizations as well as a public affairs commentator on local cable news and radio.

This free program is funded by the Friends of the Bridgewater Public Library. It will be held in the Flora T. Little Meeting Room, which is accessible by elevator. There is parking in back of the library, located at 15 South Street.

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