In the late eighteenth century, British colonists, living on a narrow strip of land along the Atlantic seaboard, fought for freedom from British rule. No one then could have imagined how huge the United States would soon become. In this eight-part series, Jay Greene will help us understand the pivotal events in our country’s history that made possible the settlement of the vast land spreading all the way to the Pacific. To appreciate the history of where we live today, we need to understand the political and social movements of the past.

This series is co-sponsored by Napa County Historical Society and St. Helena Historical Society. The lectures will take place at the St. Helena Public Library, 1492 Library Lane, on the second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:00–6:30 pm.

See below for details on the specific dates and topics.