Former Heidelberg professor to kick off 2022 Museum Speaker Series

Former Heidelberg professor to kick off 2022 Museum Speaker Series

Dr. Doug Collar

[Tiffin, Ohio – March 29th, 2022] – A retired local college professor is to share his knowledge and research on how the city of Tiffin connects to the larger literary landscape during the first event of the Seneca County Museum’s 2022 Speaker Series.

This year’s speaker series will begin on Thursday, April 21st at 7 p.m. as former Heidelberg professor and Associate Dean Dr. Doug Collar is to present “Tiffin in Literature.” The presentation is to occur in the Fort Ball Room at the museum.

Collar has taught literature for 48 years at both the secondary and college levels. Inspired by his Tiffin Columbian High School English teacher Eugene Foster, Collar received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Michigan State University in  American literature and culture. Among his interests are 20th Century literature, film and jazz. Since returning to his hometown, Collar has researched connections between Tiffin and the larger literary landscape.

His “Tiffin in Literature” talk at the museum will include information about writers such as Charles Dickens, Sherwood Anderson, Louis Bromfield, Virgil Scott, Ian Frazier and Tiffin’s own Charles Locke and Robert Martin.

Added attractions will be a clip from the 1976 film of Sherwood Anderson’s “I’m a Fool” featuring Ronnie Howard and a mysterious description of Tiffin in a novel by J.D. Salinger.

The Seneca County Museum is located at 28 Clay Street. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The program is free, but donations are always welcome. The Museum gift shop will be open after the program and attendees are welcome to view the 1st-floor Museum rooms and exhibits.

For more information, please call the museum (419) 447-5955.