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All the events listed in this calendar are funded in whole or part by New Hampshire Humanities, and all are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

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New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Cook Memorial Library | Tamworth, NH

NOTE: THIS IS A HUMANITIES TO GO ONLINE PROGRAM. To register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scOuurTsiHtYY_qiOjbiTBZaKABN...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Colorism is discrimination based on skin color. Colorism disadvantages dark-skinned people while privileging those with lighter skin. Research has linked colorism to smaller incomes, lower marriage rates, longer prison terms, and fewer job prospects for darker-skinned people.

| Bedford, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Wilton, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

| Tuftonboro, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Sanbornton Public Library | Sanbornton, NH

NOTE: THIS IS A HUMANITIES TO GO ONLINE PROGRAM. The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey.

| Wilmot, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Friday, June 5, 2020

In our next Humanities to Go Online, Dr. Mary Kelly presents "Ireland's Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy," this Friday, June 5th at 4:00 pm.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

| Deering, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Nesmith Library | Windham, NH

The campaign for women's right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women's suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey.

| Washington, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

| Canterbury, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Bow, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Haverhill, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

| Exeter, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Francestown, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Grantham, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

| Sanbornville, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Smyth Public Library | Candia, NH

Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state's earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era.

| Grafton, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Friday, June 12, 2020

The Bookery | Manchester, NH

NOTE: This program has been postponed.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

| Wilmot, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| South Sutton, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Hebron, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

| Salisbury, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Ideas on Tap is a series of "pint-sized conversations about big ideas." Misinformation, disinformation, and political rhetoric are not new, but is this more acute today than in the past? We are overwhelmed by information and the inexhaustible number of news sources that bring it to us. In this program, we'll look at the impact of “fake news” and how we as citizens can remain educated, thoughtful, discerning consumers of information. This online event will be taking place via Zoom.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

| Plymouth, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Bartlett, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Freedom Town Hall | Freedom, NH

New Hampshire has attracted and inspired artists since the colonial era. What is distinctive about the art made here? This program will consider works by itinerant and folk painters, landscape artists drawn to the state's scenic vistas, and modern artists that adopted bold styles to depict everyday life in the Granite State. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Childe Hassam, and Maxfield Parrish are some of the artists discussed in this program.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Littleton Area Senior Center | Littleton, NH

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man who is driven from his land by English persecution), sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War), and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London missing his home in County Clare).

| Andover, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

| Kingston, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Nashua, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

| New London, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Alumni Hall | Haverhill, NH

Barns can tell us a great deal about the history of agriculture in New Hampshire. In the colonial period, New Hampshire was a rural, agrarian state and small subsistence farms dotted the landscape. An important part of these farmsteads was the barn, which housed animals and stored crops. Early barns used traditional building methods and followed the English barn style, with a low pitched roof and doors under the eaves. As time went on, the farms expanded to accommodate changes in agriculture.

Gilmanton Old Town Hall | Gilmanton Iron Works, NH

Singing games, accessible "pocket instruments" like spoons and dancing puppets, tall tales, funny songs, old songs and songs kids teach each other in the playground-all "traditional" in that they have been passed down the generations by word of mouth-will be seen, heard and learned. We will revisit 1850 or 1910 in a New England town, with families gathered around the kitchen hearth, participating in timeless, hearty entertainment: a glimpse into how America amused itself before electricity. This program is recommended for adults and children ages 6 and above.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

| Newbury, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Tamworth, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Tuftonboro Historical Society Museum | Melvin Village, NH

Following World War II, New Hampshire embarked on an extensive program of constructing new highways and improving existing roads to accommodate explosive growth in passenger vehicles and the need for better infrastructure to accommodate commercial traffic. Hundreds of millions in federal, state, and local tax dollars would be expended on this initiative over the second half of the 20th century and road construction would become an enduring part of the state's economy.

| Holderness, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Gilford Public Library | Gilford, NH

THIS IS A HUMANITIES TO GO ONLINE PROGRAM: Greek myth exerted a powerful influence on the Greeks and Romans, and as cultures and circumstances changed, different methods developed to incorporate mythology. Perhaps most notably, says presenter R. Scott Smith, Christians adopted and adapted Greek myths by allegorizing the stories, seeking to uncover the real-and Christian-truths underneath the facade of pagan gods and heroes. Some Greeks tried to rationalize the stories, imagining that they were simply ordinary events that were blown out of proportion.

| Center Harbor, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Concord, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Friday, June 26, 2020

NH Telephone Museum | Warner, NH

More and more, the contemporary reading public is turning to digital technology as a means of experiencing literature. The Internet, hyperlink technology, the popularity of e-readers, and readers' desire for multimedia experiences seem, on the surface, to put the future of the book at risk. Scholars for decades have been lamenting the rise of technology and prophesying the death of the book and the humanities. However, rather than seeing one technology (the Internet) defeat another (the printed book), perhaps we are witnessing the dawn of a new genre: digital literature.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

| Wolfeboro, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Bath, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

| Bristol, NH

NOTE: This program has been canceled.

| Madison, NH

NOTE: THIS IS A HUMANITIES TO GO ONLINE PROGRAM. Information about registration to follow. America's most beloved illustrator created dozens of images related to the second World War. What happens when an artist known for his use of humor tackles the serious subject of war? This program explores how Norman Rockwell's work departs from earlier artistic interpretations of American conflicts and considers how and why he chose specific wartime themes to present to the millions of readers of the Saturday Evening Post.