Spring 2018 OLLI course on The Mississippi River

We live within a few miles of the Mississippi River, one of the most important and fascinating Rivers in the world. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the history, culture and environment of the river. Topics to be covered include the natural environment, Native Americans, the Colonial River, steamboats and navigation, flooding and flood control, river culture, literature and art. The course includes a virtual trip down the river illustrated by videos. Special attention will be given to historic and natural sites along the river that you can visit.

Edwin Lyon 2017