The Nevada County Historical Society Speaker Night tonight will feature an expert on Josiah Royce, the philosopher and native son of Grass Valley. Jacquelin Kegley is a Philosophy and Religious Studies professor at Cal State Bakersfield and author of two books on Josiah Royce, and tells how she first got interested in him.
Josiah Royce lived from 1855 to 1916. His history was one of the first to dispel the myth of the romantic pioneer and to bring to light the role of women and various minorities in forging the state of California. Kegley will discuss Royce’s historical work as social history as well as a commentary on moral and social problems.
click to hear Jacquelyn Kegley
Jacquelyn Kegley’s presentation will begin at 7 o’clock tonight in the Gene Albaugh Community room at the Madelyn Helling Library. It is free and open to the public.