Russ Gifford
Connecting Regional History with National History... by Telling the Stories of Individuals


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Coming in November:

Power to the People? - November 1,8,15,22,29

Online Sneak Peek  - the 1950s  Click here

Weekly classes begin Monday, November 1 - WITCC, Sioux City

(6 sessions)

Join me for Chapter 1 in this wild six part ride as we try to discover 'How did it ever get like this?' Our goal? We are following the trail of the Baby Boomer generation, from 1950 to 2020!  

The series is set to follow the boomers from their first impact and view the world they made! We will look at the changes they caused in culture, music, and mischief!  From 'Power to the People' to 'Triangulation' and 'the Tea Party' this series will cover it all. It might look like a 'Ball of Confusion' from your current viewpoint but join Russ Gifford for trip back in time and see how the cultural trail leads directly to the hot spots of today. Get ready because we think you will agree "What a long, strange trip it's been!"  


Directions - Once on campus, use Parking Lot 4 and Entrance 14.

No stairs entry to Cargill Auditorium is on the right,

Or you can use the stairs straight ahead if you wish.
 


Western Iowa Tech Community College is located at 4511 Stone Park

Sioux City Iowa. Presented as part of the Lifelong Learning Institute, open to all.

Membership is $10 per year.

Looking for a speaker that holds audiences spellbound? Attend one of Russ Gifford's many classes!


Iowa's French Connection - December 6th - Western Iowa Tech CC - Sioux City

Schools teach us the English colonists swept from the east to the west in the settlement of America. That story is far too narrow. The Spanish and the French, as well as the British, originally explored and settled the North American continent. Each had far different goals for their settlements, and each had their moment, and set into place some far reaching customs and ideas. Their interactions with the natives of those regions left their mark.

The French were Iowa's first non-native explorers, but of great significance is the fact it was the French that settled the Siouxland region.

See the important differences that made in Native interaction when Russ Gifford examines "Iowa's French Connection."


December 6 at Noon

Directions - Once on campus, use Parking Lot 4 and Entrance 14.

No stairs entry to Cargill Auditorium is on the right,

Or you can use the stairs straight ahead if you wish.
 


Western Iowa Tech Community College is located at 4511 Stone Park

Sioux City Iowa. Presented as part of the Lifelong Learning Institute, open to all.

Membership is $10 per year.


       “His ratings were the highest for our entire season of 12 workshops, and far eclipsed those for the previous season. He created a fantastic class, and people left feeling empowered.” -- Dr. Lynn Barteck, Tri State Graduate Center

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