IN PERSON: This lecture course will tell the story of the building of Duke Chapel, West Campus's most iconic structure. It will cover choosing the site for the chapel, selecting the materials, and its design and construction. The history of the origins of the university as Trinity College and the Duke family's involvement and influence will be presented to provide additional context. There will be an emphasis on the designer, builders, masons, artisans and sculptors who created the chapel. One class session will focus on the four organs and the music they provide. The final class will be held in the chapel to explore all that cannot be seen on shorter visits. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 20.
Location: Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd, Durham NC 27705
Lois Oliver was a pediatrician and associate dean at Duke University School of Medicine. In retirement, she became the head docent at Duke Chapel, a role she's had for 15 years, and has been studying its archives. She is pleased to be able to share the remarkable history of this building with OLLI members.