The Living Legacy of Scotland sponsors several cultural events each year: dinner-lectures on notable scientists, engineers, inventors, philosophers and contributors to world culture of Scottish descent. These include presentations on subjects such as music, literature, history, science, dance, and art related to Scotland and Scottish themes, as well as opportunities for group discussion. We present information on Scottish heritage at Scottish and Celtic Festivals and games in the Washington area.
We host an annual formal dinner with well-known speakers who are well-qualified to share their knowledge of Scottish culture and history. Featured speakers and guests have included: Dr. Arthur Herman, author of How The Scots Invented the Modem World; Fletcher Stark, great- nephew of John Logie Baird who first demonstrated the television image in 1926; Mrs. Eleanor Davies Tydings Ditzen, daughter of the US Ambassador to Russia during the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt, who reminisced about meeting Alexander Graham Bell when she was a child; and The Rt. Hon. The Lord Macdonald of Macdonald, High Chief of Clan Donald and The Lady Macdonald.
Next Event: Uncovering Scotland's Art Collection
Cocktail Reception and Slide Show / Lecture; 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Wednesday, 19 October 2011