Tag: History

Comics in World History and Culture with Marek Bennett (via ZOOM) ~ @ 6:30 on Thursday, 11/19/2020

Marek Bennett presents a whirlwind look at comics around the world and throughout history, through the lens of multicultural education. Bennett engages and involves the audience in an interactive discussion of several sample comics representing cultures such as: Ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, the Ancient Maya, Feudal and modern Japan, the United States in the early 20th century, and Nazi Germany during World War II. The program explores the various ways… Read more

Following Election Results with R. Mikkelsen (ZOOM) ~ @ 6:30 on 10/29/2020

Unprecedented political turmoil combined with changes in election laws and media practices will make following the results of the November 3 national elections harder than most of us have experienced before. Join Journalist, Randall Mikkelsen of Plaistow, a veteran of several national political campaigns and election nights, to talk about strategies for staying well-informed and sane on election night and the days after. More about the presenter: Randall Mikkelsen has… Read more

Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History ~ Mary C. Kelly, Ph.D. (via ZOOM) at 6:30 on Thursday, 10/1/2020

This program is an online ZOOM program. Drawing on material from her book Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History, Dr. Kelly will discuss the role of the Famine in shaping Irish-American ethnic identity. Focusing on the long-term impact of the episode between the 1840s and 1990s, she explores the shadowed landscape of Famine legacy and its status in Irish-American culture today. Referencing contemporary press accounts and the writings of… Read more

Get started from home – Research Your Family Tree: 6 part-course for Beginners

*Two Slot Remain Open To Join! Ready to take the plunge but haven’t any idea how to start researching your family history? Register for a six-part course and join in one of America’s most popular hobbies, second only to gardening! Getting started is the hardest part! Researching Your Family Tree has started meeting through email.  There are 2 spots still open to join this program. These slots are being offered … Read more

Alice’s Ordinary People (Documentary) with Filmmaker Craig Dudnick @ 6:30 PM on 3/5/2020

Join us for the documentary film about Alice Tregay’s story:  Ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights.  Five decades of fearless activism and the continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King to the ongoing fight for justice. Craig Dudnick is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern University. In 1982, he received a national award for his camerawork on the syndicated television program, PM Magazine. The following year, he founded Imagine… Read more

Stark Decency: NH’s WW II German Prisoner of War Camp ~ *Program cancelled ~ this event will be rescheduled at a later date.

*As of 3/9 the presenter has cancelled and this event will be rescheduled at a later date.  Thank you for your understanding. During World War II, 300 German prisoners of war were held at Camp Stark near the village of Stark in New Hampshire’s North Country. Allen Koop reveals the history of this camp, which tells us much about our country’s war experience and about our state. Presenter:  Allen Koop… Read more

The Connecticut: New England’s Great River ~ (NH Humanities) Register to attend @ 6:30 on 11/7/2019

ConnecticutThe largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2,670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. Adair Mulligan leads an armchair tour of this great river in New Hampshire and Vermont, exploring its history and natural beauty through the seasons and among the communities that have sprung… Read more

Rudyard Kipling Revisited ~ (NH Humanities) – Registration Required @ 6:30 on 11/14/2019

jacksongillmanRudyard Kipling was the most internationally-celebrated author of his day. The first four years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in New England where he built his dream house – Naulakha in Dummerston, Vermont – now preserved as a Landmark Trust property. It was there that he penned The Jungle Book and other classics. These were productive and happy years for the young literary giant. Jackson Gillman provides a… Read more

Rudyard Kipling Revisited ~ (NH Humanities) – Registration Required @ 6:30 on 11/14/2019

jacksongillmanRudyard Kipling was the most internationally-celebrated author of his day. The first four years of his marriage and fatherhood were spent in New England where he built his dream house – Naulakha in Dummerston, Vermont – now preserved as a Landmark Trust property. It was there that he penned The Jungle Book and other classics. These were productive and happy years for the young literary giant. Jackson Gillman provides a… Read more

The Connecticut: New England’s Great River ~ (NH Humanities) Register to attend @ 6:30 on 11/7/2019

ConnecticutThe largest river in New England rises in a small beaver pond near the Canadian border and flows over 400 miles through four states, falling 2,670 feet to the sea through America’s only watershed-based national fish and wildlife refuge. Adair Mulligan leads an armchair tour of this great river in New Hampshire and Vermont, exploring its history and natural beauty through the seasons and among the communities that have sprung… Read more