Come journey deep into the merry old land of capitalist America and department store windows at the turn of the twentieth century! Together we will explore how L. Frank Baum incorporated the values of consumerism and the spiritual philosophy of mind cure into his famous children’s novel The Wizard of Oz. In this lecture and discussion, we will consider examples of how Baum’s mind-cure mentality and experiences as a department store window dresser were woven into both the novel and film, as well as the lasting influence of this classic children’s story on American culture.
Please note: Each ticket includes one happy hour drink, or a non-alcoholic drink, of your choice. Drinks and mingling will take place from 6:30pm-7:00pm, and the class itself will run from 7:00pm-8:00pm.
This class will take place at Nox Cocktail Lounge, located at 302 Goodman St N., Rochester NY, 14607.
About the teacher:
Maya Rook is a historian, artist, and writer living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and seeks to better understand the human mind and heart through the practice of history. As a college instructor and public speaker, Maya strives to blend critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the past.
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