Lecture with Author Charles C. Mann

March 12, 2013
4:30 pm

Renaissance Center

650 East Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA

Handicap access available
Free admission

Best-selling author and Amherst resident Charles C. Mann to speak at the UMass Renaissance Center!

Charles C. Mann's international bestseller 1491 masterfully ripped down the notion that Columbus tamed a continent of scattered, uncivilized natives. 1493 completes this profound historical re-envisioning, inviting readers to view the arrival of Europeans in the Americas through a powerful lens—as an interaction that sparked the first truly global exchange system.  With it came the world we know today, for better and for worse—economically, governmentally, and perhaps most importantly, ecologically.   

Free and open to the public. Plan to arrive promptly as seating is limited. Call 577-3600 for more information.


From the South: Take I-91 to exit l9, turn right, cross the bridge and go six miles to the Amherst Common which will face you on the left at a traffic light in the middle of town. Turn left at the lights stay on that road, which becomes North Pleasant St. and then (without turning) East Pleasant St. The Center is 650 East Pleasant Street, about 3 miles from the center of town, on the left and just past the fire station on the right. There is a small white sign out front; there is a sign for Stone House Flower Farm across the road. Turn left into our dirt driveway and come down to the two parking lots at the Center.

From the North: Take I-91 to exit 18; at the exit go to the traffic light and turn left on Damon Road. At the end of Damon Road, at the bridge construction, turn left again over the bridge and follow the directions above.

From the East: Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, go north (toward Holyoke) onto I-91 and follow the directions for those coming from the south. Those using Route 9 from the east or west will come into the center of Amherst. At the traffic light at the Common, turn north along the Common. You are on South Pleasant Street, soon to become East Pleasant Street. Follow East Pleasant Street to 650 and refer to the directions above.

From the West: Take the Mass Pike (I-90) to Exit 4, and follow the directions above.