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Posts Tagged ‘ Humanities ’

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

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

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

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

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

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

During the height 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...
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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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Discovering New England Stone Walls with Kevin Gardner ~ (NH Humanities) Registration requested @ 6:30 PM, Thursday 10/18/18

Discovering New England Stone Walls with Kevin Gardner ~ (NH Humanities) Registration requested @ 6:30 PM, Thursday 10/18/18

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls?  Find out as we welcome back  Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss. Join us as Kevin Gardner explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built,...
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Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit with Hal Lyon (NH Humanities) @ 6:30, Thursday, 9/20/2018 (Registration Requested)

Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit with Hal Lyon (NH Humanities) @ 6:30, Thursday, 9/20/2018 (Registration Requested)

Anyone who ever posted a Gone Fishin’ sign on the door during business hours will appreciate this native fisherman’s glimpse into the habits, rituals, and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive ‘Liars’ Club.’ Hal Lyon shares tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire’s big lakes, especially...
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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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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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