Two high school teachers, Lou Parrotta of Proctor High School and Peter Anderson of New Hartford High School, attended the AHI’s inaugural adult education course, “The Making of American Scripture.” They have taken a lead role in forming the Mohawk Valley Monthly Book Club. Beginning on the evening of Monday, 28 February, fom 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the AHI will sponsor a reading club devoted to serious works of non-fiction.  Mr. Parrotta and Mr. Anderson will serve as discussion leaders.  Each meeting will include a guest appearance by a college professor or other scholar who is a specialist in the field.

Books will be provided free of charge by the AHI.  Twenty seats are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Those interested should contact Lou or Peter at and ,respectively.

“The AHI could not be more pleased with this initiative from two of the area’s best high school teachers,” said Robert Paquette, co-founder of the AHI.  “We saw the worth of both Lou and Peter at the AHI’s ‘American Scripture’ course, and with their help the AHI will broaden its outreach to regional high schools.”

Refreshments will be served


February 28, 2011: Gordon S. Wood, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different(Penguin 2007), lead discussant, Professor Douglas Ambrose, Hamilton College

March 29, 2011:  Garry Wills, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America (Simon & Schuster, 2006), lead discussant, Professor Robert Paquette, Co-founder Alexander Hamilton Institute.

April 26, 2011: Roger Kimball, The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art (Encounter 2005), lead discussant, Professor Stephen Goldberg, Hamilton College

May 24, 2011:  James Piereson, Camelot & the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism(Encounter 2009), lead discussant Professor Chris Hill, Resident Fellow, Alexander Hamilton Institute