The American West (Part 3)

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2023
From 9:40 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Eastern Time


Contact: AARP Virginia

This class is part of a four-part online series examining the history, geography and culture of the West.

About the Event

The past and present of the American West have captured the imagination of people throughout the world like no other region of the country. The cowboy herding cattle and the Indian fighting to maintain traditional lands and ancient cultures are but two iconic symbols of the West. But what is the West? How has this region had such an impact on the imagination, economy, society and culture of the country? This four-part series, offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, explores the geography, cultures and economies of the region throughout its history.  

The class will be held weekly on Wednesdays from February 1st through February 22. (If you miss classes and would like to watch a recording, please visit OLLI Mason’s YouTube Channel.) Instructor Richard Stillson has a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of “Spreading the News: A History of Information in the California Gold Rush.”  

Please note that you must log in to your account or create an account to register. AARP membership is not required to create an account. Please do not opt out of event-related emails, as you will be emailed a link to join the class via the OLLI Mason Zoom platform prior to the event. Note that any information you share on that online platform will be governed by the privacy policy of OLLI Mason.  

Contact AARP Virginia at for more information. 

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