‘Hidden Histories’ returns with Georgene Johnson on Oct. 26

Marietta College’s Georgene Johnson, Special Collections Assistant, will deliver the second presentation of the Marietta’s Hidden Histories Colloquium at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26.

Johnson will present “Edward Bosworth Manley: Radio Operator, Airplane Pilot, Explorer Club Member, Marietta College Graduate,” in Thomas 124.

“Edward Bosworth Manley was truly a Liberal Arts major. His thirst for adventure was never satisfied,” Johnson said. “His journals are filled with descriptions of ice bound lands, shipwrecks, storms and discoveries of ancient artifacts, interesting species and challenges to existing maps.”

While attending Marietta College, Manley served as a radio operator for several Arctic expeditions during his summer breaks. Her presentation will describe his expedition aboard the schooner Effie M. Morrissey as radio operator for the Bartlett-Putnam American Museum Expedition of 1926.

The fall portion of the series will close out with Kyle Yoho ’12, Education Director at The Castle, with “The Great Event to be Celebrated: Marietta’s Centennial Celebration,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23. Yoho will look at the interesting facts surrounding Marietta’s centennial.

Three more speakers are planned for the spring semester, starting with Randy Modesitt, Director of Henderson Hall who will speak about “The Henderson Women,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25.