The Episcopal Academy will launch the Walter W. Buckley, Jr. '55 American History Lecture Series in April.
Through the generosity of Mr. Buckley, distinguished American historians will be invited to campus to lecture and speak with students, faculty, and members of the EA community. The annual event will be known as the Buckley Lecture.
Well-known author and historian David McCullough will launch this special lecture series on Tuesday, April 3. Mr. McCullough has won two Pulitzer Prizes and two National Book Awards. His most recent work, The Wright Brothers, was on the New York Times best-seller list for nine months.
"Every true student of history knows the critical importance the lessons of the past play in our ability to understand and shape the future," shared Academic Dean Chris Anderson. "With talent and dedication, our History Department brings these lessons to life for EA students, creating a student body that shares their passion and interest."
In addition to speaking to all Upper School students, Mr. McCullough will spend time meeting with smaller groups of students during his visit.
"The Episcopal Academy offers its gratitude and appreciation to Walter W. Buckley, Jr. '55 for his expression of leadership philanthropy and its value to the school and to the students and faculty who will benefit from the Buckley Lectures," said Greville Haslam Head of School T.J. Locke.
"The Buckley American History Lecture is a gift to our community, one that honors our faculty and students and challenges them to seek out and engage in conversation with experts in the creation and development of our country," said Ms. Anderson.