When:
July 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2020-07-28T12:00:00-05:00
2020-07-28T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Hall of State, Fair Park
3939 Grand Ave. Dallas
TX 75210
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Katherine Haskel

Lecture by Paula Selzer

Adolphe Gouhenant tells the story of artist, revolutionary, and early North Texas resident Francois Ignace (Adolphe) Gouhenant (1804-1871). Born at the dawn of the Romantic era, Gouhenant traveled from a small village near the foothills of the Alps to France’s second largest city, where he built a monument to the arts and sciences atop Lyon’s famous Fourvière Hill. His wildly ambitious schemes landed him in court and ultimately devastated him financially. Participating in clandestine revolutionary organizations, Gouhenant organized a secret meeting under the guise of a Masonic banquet and was later imprisoned for conspiracy against the monarchy.

This event will be rescheduled.