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James Madison Lecture Series

James Madison Lecture Series

Christy S. Coleman headshot, she's smiling at the camera, her hair is cropped close but her tiny curls allowed to flourish at the crown. She's wearing a cream blazer over coral shirt and chunky necklace to match.

Christy S. Coleman

James Madison Lecture Series

Previous Lecture | October 11 | Lecture: 4:30 - 5:30 PM Reception & Community Conversation: 6 - 7 PM | Milwaukee, WI

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are pleased to present the 2022 James Madison Lecture featuring Christy S. Coleman, Executive Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.

Ms. Coleman's presentation focuses on the evolving understanding of the American Revolution and what it stands for today. Coleman will present in Room 175 of the Music Recital Hall at 4:30 p.m. with a reception and community conversation following at 6 p.m in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Light refreshments will be provided.

With a career spanning over 35 years, Coleman has served as the chief executive officer of some of the nation's most prominent museums. She is a tireless advocate for the power of museums, narrative correction, diversity, and inclusiveness. Coleman is an innovator and leader in the museum field, having also held leadership roles at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the American Civil War Museum.

About the James Madison Lecture Series

The James Madison Lecture is an annual lecture series on early American history co-presented by the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Center for the Study of the American Constitution at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Lectures honor the scholarly work of Dr. Merrill Jensen (1905-1980), an influential scholar of the American Revolution, beloved mentor, and longtime faculty member of the University of Wisconsin Department of History.

Lectures are free with funding generously provided by the Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the James Madison Lectures endowment, which was made possible by a generous bequest from the Estate of John A. Peters and many private donors.

Previous Presentations

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