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LSC-Montgomery Offers History Lecture featuring Forensic Sculptor Amanda Danning

Forensic sculptor Amanda Danning
Forensic sculptor Amanda Danning is presenting her lecture “The Struggles of the Republic of Texas—La Folly, La Cobbler and La Rogue- The story beyond the history of the La Salle Expedition into Texas” to members of Lone Star College-Montgomery's Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), an age 50-plus membership organization offered through LSC-Montgomery's continuing education department, on Tuesday, September 16.
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong
Learning (ALL), in collaboration with The Sons of the Republic of Texas, is offering a history lecture featuring forensic sculptor Amanda Danning on Tuesday, September 16, from 1-3 p.m., at LSC-University Center at Montgomery, room 200.

The public is invited and there is no cost to attend, but seating is limited.

Danning, a member of the Humanities Texas speaker’s bureau, will be presenting her lecture, entitled “The Struggles of the Republic of Texas—La Folly, La Cobbler and La Rogue- The story beyond the history of the La Salle Expedition into Texas.”

Danning has gained international recognition as a forensic sculptor. She has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Institute for reconstructions of Jamestown settlers, buffalo soldiers, two of the oldest Paleo-Americans in North America and many others.

Dannings work is on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and more than 30 museums in the nation. Her presentations have been featured at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, fundraisers, universities, public schools, and for private events.

Dr. Douglas Owsley, anthropology department head for the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History says, “It is rare to find someone whose work can help interpret, and bring to life, the past for so many people.”

“The ALL program is fortunate to be able to collaborate with the Sons of the Republic of Texas on a year round basis” said Donna Smith Burns, ALL program coordinator, “Each year we are able to bring in a number of highly recognized speakers such as Amanda Danning to present to our members. The beauty of the ALL program is that you never know who you will meet in our classes.”

ALL is a membership organization for the age 50-plus retired or semi-retired community that provides lectures, seminars, and discussions. It is geared for the older adult interested in remaining “plugged in” to the academic, learning environment. The classes are relaxed, information and cover a variety of topics such as art, computer technology, personal growth, languages, history, travel, and more.

Each of the six colleges in the Lone Star College System offer continuing education for older, active adults through the ALL organization. Course offerings and programs vary with each campus.

For more information about this lecture or ALL, contact LSC-Montgomery’s continuing education department at (936) 273-7446; or visit LoneStar.edu/ALL-Montgomery.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273- 7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.