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Posts Tagged ‘ History ’

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

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

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

In 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...
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COMBINED T/ween Book Discussion: Wednesday, December 5th @6:30

COMBINED T/ween Book Discussion: Wednesday, December 5th @6:30

Teens and Tweens come together for this months read: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix Bella, newly arrived in New York from Italy, gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has...
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Join us tonight for: A Few Seconds With Our Fathers Songs and Stories of WWII ~ Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz @ 6:30 on Thursday 11/8/2018

Join us tonight for:  A Few Seconds With Our Fathers Songs and Stories of WWII ~ Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz @ 6:30 on Thursday 11/8/2018

Join us for A Few Seconds With Our Fathers Songs and Stories of WWII, a tribute to WWII veterans, their families and generation. Through personal and historical stories, Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz perform original songs, and popular tunes from the war years including a tribute to Curt’s father, who was a WWII vet....
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The Hello Girls (Film) with Presenter Carolyn Timbie ~ (Registration Required) at 6PM on Thursday, 10/4/2018

The Hello Girls (Film) with Presenter Carolyn Timbie ~ (Registration Required) at 6PM on Thursday, 10/4/2018

In 1917, General Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WW1, made a request for bilingual women telephone operators to oversee telephone communications in France. It was apparent that inexperienced doughboys could not efficiently complete this vital task. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. These brave women,...
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New Hampshire Roads Taken or Not with Steve Taylor (Atkinson Historical Society) Registration Requested @ 6:30 PM Thurs, 10/11/2018

New Hampshire Roads Taken or Not with Steve Taylor (Atkinson Historical Society) Registration Requested @ 6:30 PM Thurs, 10/11/2018

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...
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New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell with Pamela Weeks (NH Humanities) – Registration Requested @ 6:30, Thurs. 9/27/2018

New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell with Pamela Weeks (NH Humanities) – Registration Requested @ 6:30, Thurs. 9/27/2018

Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles-quilting is NOT just an American art. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her...
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Historical Women of Atkinson – Presented by Steven Lewis ~ (Registration Requested) @ 6:30 on Thursday, 6/7/2018

Historical Women of Atkinson – Presented by Steven Lewis ~ (Registration Requested) @ 6:30 on Thursday, 6/7/2018

Elizabeth Smith happened to be the sister of Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, America’s second President. Elizabeth Smith was the second wife of Parson (Stephen) Peabody of Atkinson. Mr. Peabody became the first Minister of the Congregational Church of Atkinson and also started Atkinson Academy in 1787 which became one of the first...
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The Guitar in Latin America with José Lezcano ~ Monday, 4/30/2018 @ 6:30PM

The Guitar in Latin America with José Lezcano ~ Monday, 4/30/2018 @ 6:30PM

Join us as José Lezcano presents a multi-media musical program that showcases the guitar in Latin America as an instrument that speaks many languages. Lezcano presents a variety of musical styles: indigenous strummers in ritual festivals from Ecuador, Gaucho music from Argentina, European parlor waltzes from Venezuela, and Afro-Brazilian samba-pagode. He also plays pieces...
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A Visit with Queen Victoria (NH Humanities Program) @ 6:30 on Thursday, 4/12/2018 (Registration Required)

A Visit with Queen Victoria (NH Humanities Program) @ 6:30 on Thursday, 4/12/2018 (Registration Required)

This program is free and open to the public and is made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities. About the program:  In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through...
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