Farmville Public Library is pleased to host Dr. Larry Tise on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 pm at the library.
Dr. Tise, the Wilbur & Orville Wright Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University, will delight audience members with interesting historical footnotes about the Wright Brothers,
while also tying in the Farmville flying field into the story of the 1911 trip of the Wrights to Kitty Hawk.
Dr. Larry Tise is a specialist in American history from the American Revolution to the Civil War, in public history, in history administration (archives, museums, historic sites, historic preservation, and publications), and in the history and administration of awards, honors, and prizes worldwide. But he also focuses on specific topics in American and world history including Wilbur & Orville Wright and the culture of early flight; fascism in the US and France; the world of Walter Raleigh, John White, and Thomas Harriot. His A.B. degree is from Duke University from which he also holds a Master of Divinity degree.
In addition to teaching at East Carolina, Tise has assisted the university and Harriot College organize their participation in activities surrounding the centennial of the first powered flight of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk in 2003 and is presently engaged in organizing activities relating to the quadracentennial of benchmarks in the lives of Walter Raleigh and his American colonization partners Thomas Harriot and John White.