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Christopher Columbus: His Rise and Fall

October 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EDT

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Join us October 9 at 7:00 pm for a FREE presentation for the public. Space is limited.

Christopher Columbus: His Rise and Fall

Enjoy Dr. John A. Nichols’ fully illustrated PowerPoint talk on the life of the well-known European explorer Christopher Columbus. Learn about his four voyages to the Caribbean and Central America. Reference will be made to his naming of islands as well as his impact impact on the Spanish Empire. Discover the long-term effect this had on not only European but Native American History.

Most importantly this talk highlights the issues why Columbus no longer is held in the same esteem as in the recent past!

Biographical Sketch

photo of presenterDr. John A. Nichols, professor emeritus of History, retired from forty years of teaching at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. The author of six books and many articles, he has given talks to various groups based on a variety of courses he taught on World History. His presentations are supported by PowerPoint slides of topics as diverse as the Native Americans who first inhabited the Caribbean islands and the conquest of the West Indies by Europeans to more modern events such as the building of the Panama Canal and tourism in the 21st Century. Currently he serves as a Destination Speaker on Celebrity and Princess cruise ship.


October 9, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
FREE – Open to the Public
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Lawrence County Historical Society
408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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