Doug Ricketts to speak at CSAW event

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The Center for the Study of the American West at WTA&MU is hosting several events aimed at engaging a larger audience in topics relevant to the American West. On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 pm, Doug Ricketts of Lipscomb will present a lecture entitled “Against the Grain: Journey of a Panhandle Furniture Maker, ” where he will discuss how grain elevators, baling wire, and rust have figured into a lifetime of art and furniture design. A sampling of his work will be on display. For more on his work, visit This event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Hazlewood Room at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon. For more information, contact or 806.651.5238. CSAW’s mission is to promote the study of the American West, both as a region culturally unique, and as a product of broad historical forces. CSAW envisions becoming a center that is dedicated to cultivating a critical sense of region and place in a globalized era:

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