Upcoming Events

July 17, 2024 Hilbert Museum lecture and book signing - more information to come

July 18, 2024 LA Conservancy Millard Sheets bus tour - more information to come

Contact Adam Arenson to schedule an event on one of his award-winning books, or his current research.

Past Events

Banking on Beauty

November 5, 2023 LA Conservancy Millard Sheets bus tour
June 23, 2022 Banking on Beauty online free book talk with Harvard Club of Austin
May 31, 2022 Hollywood Heritage Millard Sheets bus tour 
October 8, 2020 Orange County Historical Society, via Zoom 
Events postponed due to COVID-19:
May 27, 2020, 7 a.m.  Los Angeles Breakfast Club, near Griffith Park, Los Angeles
May 27, 2020, 6 p.m.  The Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University, Orange
January 24, 2020  Loyola Marymount University KaleidoLA Lecture Series, Los Angeles
January 25, 2020,
6 p.m. Book talk, Hennesey + Ingalls, downtown Los Angeles
January 26, 2020
Esotouric bus tour: The Visionary World of Millard Sheets: Landmarks and Lore of Claremont and Pomona
March 5, 2019 Herbert Lehman Center for American History, Columbia University 
August 2, 2018 La Mesa Historical Society, Grossmont Healthcare District Auditorium
August 1, 2018
University of Southern California, "What Would Howard* Do?:
                                                   Home Ownership and the American Dream"
                                                   Foundation, at the AIA San Francisco offices with a webinar link for remote attendees
February 24, 2018 Claremont Heritage, Claremont Art Museum, and Scripps College Art Foundation,                                                                                                                Balch Hall, Scripps College
February 10, 2016 “Corporate Art and Urban Identity–A Southern California History,”                                                 
                                                     Columbia University Seminar on The City
January 14, 2016 Honoring Millard Sheets: Master of Art & Design, Scottish Rite Center, San Francisco
                                                  Santa Monica Central Library 
May 13, 2015 Fine Arts Foundation, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 
February 27, 2015 L.A. History and Metro Studies Group, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA
May 6, 2012 Panel discussion for “The Art of Home Savings,” Grand Central Art Center student
                                                  show curated by Wendy Sherman and Concepcíon Rodríguez
March 18, 2012 L.A. Conservancy tour panel, Pomona, CA
December 10, 2011 American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
November 2011 Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, GA
October 23, 2011 “California History in Murals” bus tour, Autry National Center, Los Angeles
April 2011 Business History Association, St. Louis
October 2010 Urban History Association, Las Vegas

The Great Heart of the Republic

November 13, 2016 Missouri Civil War Museum, St. Louis
April 19, 2015 Missouri History Museum, St. Louis
November 5, 2013 University of Missouri class visit
November 4, 2013 State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia
November 3, 2013 German Special Interest Group, St. Louis
October 31, 2013 Southern Historical Association opening plenary, St. Louis
October 31, 2013 St. Louis University class visit
April 19, 2013 Center for Humanities Research, Texas A&M, College Station
March 14, 2013 Missouri History Museum, St. Louis
March 4, 2013 Hood College colloquium keynote, Frederick, Maryland
October 5, 2012 Western History Association Committee on Teaching and Public Education luncheon, Denver
April 9, 2012 Yale University Writing History colloquium, New Haven, Connecticut
February 14, 2012 University of California, San Diego
February 9, 2012 Lincoln University Founders’ Day keynote, Jefferson City
February 8, 2012 Kansas City Public Library
February 1, 2012 University of California, Berkeley
November 12 and 13, 2011 Missouri History Museum, “The Civil War in Missouri” exhibit opening
September 23, 2011 Missouri Literary Festival, Springfield, Missouri
September 22, 2011 Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri
August 16, 2011 Orange County Civil War Round Table, Huntington Beach, California
May 31, 2011 South Bay Civil War Round Table, San Jose, California
April 28, 2011 San Gabriel Valley Civil War Round Table, Pasadena, California
April 4, 2011 Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis
April 3, 2011 Tower Grove Park lecture series, St. Louis
April 1, 2011 St. Louis Community College, Florissant, Missouri
March 16, 2011 Autry National Center of the American West docent lunch series, Los Angeles
March 4, 2011 Urban Studies reading group, New York University
February 20, 2011 BookWorks/Pannikin, Del Mar, California
February 9, 2011 UTEP History Seminar Series, El Paso, Texas
January 24, 2011 University of Missouri St. Louis Center for the Humanities
January 23, 2011 Missouri History Museum, St. Louis
January 12, 2011 West San Fernando Valley Civil War Round Table, West Hills, California