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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lincoln Public Library | Lincoln, NH

This program presents a brief history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, from its origins during the Progressive era of the early twentieth century, through its evolution to the most important step toward being elected President of the United States. Based around segments from the documentary "The Premier Primary, New Hampshire and Presidential Elections" this program focuses on several memorable moments such as Senator Muskie crying in front of the Union Leader office, and who paid for Ronald Reagan's microphone.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Pease Public Library | Plymouth, NH

Despite improvements in education, social mobility and many other critical areas, large racial and ethnic disparities still exist in the U.S. This panel will explore how policies and environmental issues disenfranchised the very groups they should equalize. Presenters are Meghan Howey and Woullard Lett, with moderator Meg Peterson.

Currier Museum of Art | Manchester, NH

Join the Currier Museum of Art and New Hampshire Humanities for a town hall that explores the stigmatization of people struggling with substance use disorder.

Congregation Ahavas Achim | Keene, NH

Jennie Powers took a stand against social vices in New Hampshire and Vermont in the early twentieth century. She was a humane society agent in Keene from 1903-1936 and one of the first humane society agents to become a deputy sheriff in New Hampshire. Jennie was known across the country as “The Woman Who Dares” cited by the Boston Post newspaper in 1906 as having arrested more men than any other woman in America. As a photographic activist, she used her camera to document animal cruelty, family violence, and wide-spread poverty in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region and beyond.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Kimball Library | Atkinson, NH

Jo Radner shares a selection of historical tales-humorous and thought-provoking-about New Englanders who have used their wits in extraordinary ways to solve problems and create inventions. The stories are engaging and entertaining, but also may raise some profound questions about our admiration of ingenuity and about the ethics of pursuing discoveries without taking their potential outcomes into account. The performance will include discussion with the audience, and may introduce a brief folktale or a poem about inventiveness and problem-solving.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Lane Memorial Library | Hampton, NH

Join us in Hampton to hear some of the stories behind the three-part podcast series, "The Real Witches of New Hampshire," a collaboration between NHPR and New Hampshire Humanities.