Pfaudler Lecture Series

Marge Pfaudler, one of the founding members of our original lifelong learning group (The Athenaeum), had a vision: she wanted to establish a relationship with the Rochester community beyond RIT. Toward that end, she sought to bring in people like the city mayor, state representatives, and religious leaders to provide information about the local political, social, religious, and cultural environment. Many years later, the Pfaudler Lecture Series continues weekly on Thursdays at 12:15 p.m.

The Thursday Pfaudler Lecture Series topics and speakers are on our Events Calendar.

Arts and Lectures Series

This enrichment series, made possible by our endowment from The Bernard Osher Foundation, brings us entertaining performers, musicians, and others artists and expert speakers. Following each of these events is a catered reception with food and drink. And the best part is…it’s free! Recent performances include: The Accidental Hero, Push Physical Theater, Ying Quartet, pianist Nathan Carterette, and “Eastman To Go” student music groups. Recent guest lecturers include: Dr. James Wood, Albert Paley, Anne Serling, and Evan Dawson. These events are publicized via emails, class announcements, and posters in the building.

Annual Meeting Lectures

Our annual meeting is held every spring to apprise members of the state of our organization and to elect the new council members. The second half of the meeting consists of a presentation by an outstanding lecturer from the community.