Kirk House, director of the Steuben County Historical Society, will speak on "American Massacres: From the Pequot War to the Twentieth Century."
"From time to time, Americans have been moved to kill their enemies — or even their neighbors — in large numbers," says House. "Why? And how do we treat these tragic crimes afterward... in society, in law, in history?"
Besides the 1637 Pequot War, he expects to touch on the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Philippine Insurrection and Vietnam.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place Saturday, December. 10, at the Methodist-Presbyterian Church, 201 North Hamilton St. in Painted Post.
The time will be approximately 1:30 p.m., following the historical society's annual luncheon.