Samuel D. Rusitzky Lecture
October 25, 2012
“When America Met China” with author Eric Jay Dolin
Visitors enjoyed an evening lecture, book-signing and reception with award-winning local author Eric Jay Dolin, author of the acclaimed Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America. Dolin discussed his latest book When America First Met China, an examination of China’s introduction to early America. He enthralled the audience with tales of opium smugglers, sea pirates, and dueling clipper ships.
The annual Samuel D. Rusitzky Lecture was sponsored by Louis M. and JoAnne Rusitzky and Harris H. and Joan Rusitzky. This event was free and open to the public.