Libbey House Announces Spring Lecture Series: Focus on the “Libbey Legacy of Education”
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Libbey High School and the 150th anniversary of the founding of the University of Toledo, the Libbey House Foundation will host lectures on the two institutions and their connections to the Libbey family.
An Institution for the Promoting of Knowledge: The University of Toledo at 150
Lecture by Barbara Floyd, former university archivist at the University of Toledo and author of the recent book An Institution for the Promoting of Knowledge: The University of Toledo at 150, will discuss the founding of UT in 1872 by Jesup W. Scott, grandfather of Libbey’s wife, Florence Scott Libbey, on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. The talk will examine Scott’s vision of Toledo as the “Future Great City of the World,” and how that vision led him to establish the Toledo University of Arts and Trades, which became UT. While Scott’s university failed in its early years, the tenacity of his three sons (including Florence’s father Maurice Scott) to see their father’s vision survive eventually produced an institution of higher learning that celebrated its 150th anniversary last year.
Copies of Floyd’s book will be available for sale at a book signing and reception prior to the lecture beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Space is limited to the first 50 people. Sign up soon to reserve your place.
All lectures will begin with a reception at 6:30 and lecture at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor parlor of the Libbey House, located in Toledo’s Historic Old West End at 2008 Scottwood.
The cost of each lecture is $10, and includes the reception prior to the talk. Proceeds from the lectures will help fund a major restoration project for the Libbey House that will begin in the Summer, 2023.
Accessible parking for those requiring it is available at the rear of the house off Woodruff, and an accessible ramp to the front of the house is located adjacent to the parking.