Tag: Humanities

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

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us ~ (NH Humanities) Registration Required @ 6:30 PM on 10/24/2019

Witchcraft_at_Salem_VillageOn first impression, the witchcraft trials of the Colonial era may seem to have been nothing but a free-for-all, fraught with hysterics. Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions in seventeenth century New England, using facsimiles of primary source manuscripts, from first formal complaints to arrest warrants, indictments of formal charges to death warrants, and the reversals of attainder and rescinding of excommunications years after the fact; demonstrating how methodically… Read more

Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman ~ NH Humanities and Atkinson Historical Society ~ (Registration Requested) at 6:30 on Thursday 6/20/2019

waltwhitmanNHHumanitiesThis program opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce during the telling. He transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves Of Grass, his lifetime work. The first part of the… Read more

Global Banjar: International Voices in Antebellum Banjo Music ~ New Hampshire Humanities (Registration Requested) @ 6:30 on Thursday 5/30/2019

Global BanjarThe Hardtacks (Marek Bennett and Woody Pringle) deliver an engaging overview of global politics prior to the American Civil War through the lens of early banjo music. Between 1820 and 1860, the banjo transformed from a slave instrument found only on Southern plantations to an international pop phenomenon: songs and playing techniques carried far and wide in the emerging global economy, from the streets of New York’s Five Points slum… Read more

Ten Hours Until Dawn with Michael Tougias ~ NH Humanities and Atkinson Recreation (Registration Requested) @ 6:30, Wed. 6/5/19

During the Ten Hoursheight of the Blizzard of 1978 the pilot boat Can Do, with five men onboard, set out from Gloucester to assist a lost Coast Guard boat and an oil tanker that was in a Mayday situation. Ten Hours Until Dawn tells the story of what happened on that awful night when the seas were producing monstrous waves of 40 feet and the wind was screaming at 100 miles… Read more

Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking? (NH Humanities) Registration Requested @ 6:30pm on Thursday, 5/9/2019

In 1787, delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America, and produced a charter for a new government. In modern times, competing political and legal claims are frequently based on what those delegates intended. Mythology about the founders and their work at the 1787 Convention has obscured both fact and legitimate analysis of the events leading to the agreement called… Read more

Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire with Cristina Ashjian (NH Humanities) – Registration Requested @ 6:30, Thurs. 3/28/2019

NHhumanitiesExemplaryCountryEstatesIn the early 20th century, the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale of abandoned farms to summer residents. After introducing the country house movement, Cristina Ashjian focuses attention on some of the great country estates featured in the New Hampshire program between 1902 and 1913. Which private estates were recognized as exemplary, and who were their owners?… Read more