FULL! What would Lincoln have said about the Electoral College?
Date: February 19, 2017
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Fee: Free and open to the public
Registration: Yes, email registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Description: PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE IS FULL.NEW DATE. We ask that you please re-register for this new date.

The Litchfield Historical Society is pleased to welcome The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County for co-sponsor a talk about the Electoral College.

Two US History scholars, Stephen McGrath, and John Dasher will share some background on how and why our electoral system came into being, and how in today’s world many are questioning its usefulness. What role did emerging differences between the northern and southern states play in the creation of the Electoral College? Are those differences relevant today? What can be done about the Electoral College?

McGrath received his B.S. in history at Central Connecticut State University, with advanced degrees from Trinity College and Columbia University. He is an Adjunct Professor of History at CCSU. McGrath has published and lectured extensively on issues related to American History.

Dasher, who is a Litchfield resident, graduated from Amherst College, Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School. After a career on Wall Street, he earned a teaching degree and for ten years has taught Advanced Placement US History in New Canaan and Fairfield.

The Litchfield League of Women Voters is a grassroots, nonpartisan political organization of women and men. To learn more about the organization, visit www. lwv.org

We will celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with refreshments after the talk. This event is free and open to the public. Kindly R.S.V.P. by calling (860) 567-4501 or emailing registration@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.