Life/Local Series at Bryn Du
The Bryn Du Mansion schedules and presents Life/Local, a series of wide-ranging lectures and events available to the community throughout the year. Be sure to check the Events Calendar for any upcoming Life/Local programs.
Life/Local is dedicated to bringing information, events and sometimes just plain fun to Granville and the larger community of Licking County. Life/Local hopes to create an interactive and enlarging experience for all participants, while utilizing one of Granville’s most lovely resources; the house, facilities and grounds of the Bryn Du Mansion.
If you would like to present a program please give us a call at 740-587-7053 or email
All programs held at the Bryn Du Mansion, 537 Jones Road
Lectures start at 7p.m.
If you have a topic you would like to present contact our office at 740-587-7053 or email
PMarch 26th Dr. Fred Porcheddu, Viola Kleindienst Professor, Denison University Department of English -"The Alchemy of Medieval Manuscript Studies: How Old Books Talk to One Another." In this illustrated talk, Dr. Porcheddu will tell how, while looking through medieval alchemical manuscripts at the British Library in London, he accidentally made a major discovery about early English drama. The story ranges from 21st-century America to 16th-century Yorkshire, where the scribbles left in the margins of an ordinary medical manuscript turn out to contain a rare record of one of medieval literature's most elusive subjects.
April 4th Welcome spring with two great programs in one great evening. Take your pick from…
Shari Gallup - Sensational Salads - Salads don’t have to be boring! And summer gardens will be in full bloom before too long! Come and join this Life/Local class for an interactive evening full of fun and learning where you will learn how to create a variety of delicious salads packed with vitamins, nutrition and good taste! Shari Gallup, Ohio State University Extension Educator and home economist will be leading the class and sharing how to fall in love with salad! Registration with Shari required.
Don Hostetter - Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Infestations and Management Strategies for Granville Residents. –An update on this pest that is ravaging the countryside.
Friday, April 19th 6:00 PM-10:00 PM, Saturday April 20th 12:00 PM-5:00 PM – Denison Student Art Show “At This Hour, I Was Most Myself: Senior B.A. Work of Hannah Minifie, Rebecca Ledbetter, and Lindsay Martin” - a collection of independent art projects that can be seen as guilty pleasures, self-pursuits, and work that the artists have explored throughout the year. The artists have combined preexisting interests, new attitudes, and multiple presentations to finalize three bodies of work at Denison University. These bodies of work are treasures for each artist as independent, beloved, and therapeutic escapes, but they are also utilized as their senior portfolios.
PApril 23rd Dr. Bob Malcuit, Professor Emeritus, Geosciences Department, Denison University – History of the last 1 million years in Licking County and adjacent areas - Over the past million years there has been at least four major ice advances (glaciations) on the Midwest of the United States. All four have had significant effects on Ohio but the most recent three have had a major impact on the Granville area. A lasting legacy of the ice ages are the drainage changes caused by the birth and demise of large lakes of water that were ponded in front of the ice sheets as they progressed southward. The Ohio River, the Muskingum River, the Licking River, and even Raccoon Creek are the result of the drainage changes associated with the glacial history of the area.
April 30th Richard Downs - “An Update On Solar Energy” - Richard will review the current science and technology involved in the growing solar industry and discuss the financial aspects of installation and operation of residential solar energy systems. Questions will be invited at the end of his talk. The Bryn Du Commission will provide refreshments at the conclusion of his talk and the main floor of the mansion will be open for tours.
Sundays, June through September, 2-4 p.m.: FREE Polo on the Great Lawn! - Pack a picnic, slather on your sunscreen and watch the ponies play on most Sunday afternoons, check our Facebook page weekly for schedule updates.
September 10th Shari Gallup -Send them packing! Healthy Lunches your Kids Will Eat… - This fall as you head out to work or school, know what your kids are eating and what they are packing in those lunches! Children consumer at least 1/3rd of their daily calorie intake at lunch! So what are your kids eating? Presented by Shari Gallup, Ohio State University Extension Educator.
POctober 15th Dr. Jack Shuler, Associate Professor, Denison University Department of English – “Nina's 'Strange Fruit” - Most people think of "Strange Fruit" as Billy Holiday's song, but there were other versions. Jack Shuler will talk about Nina Simone's version of the song and how the song's message resonated with Simone's childhood growing up in a small mountain town called Tryon, North Carolina.
November 7th Shari Gallup - How to Avoid Wearing Elastic Pants during the Holiday Season - The holidays are here and you are trying to watch your weight! This is one of the most challenging times of the year for people trying to maintain their weight and stay healthy. Come and join us at our next Life/Local Wellness series where Shari Gallup, Ohio State University Extension Educator, will teach you how to enjoy your holiday season without gaining the waist!
PIn conjunction with Denison University Office of the Provost.
Life/Local is dedicated to bringing information, events and sometimes just plain fun to Granville and the larger community of Licking County.
Life/Local hopes to create an interactive and enlarging experience for all participants, while utilizing one of Granville’s most lovely resources; the house, facilities and grounds of the Bryn Du Mansion.