16 April 2017

May 5: A Visit with Abraham Lincoln with Steve Wood

"A Visit with Abraham Lincoln"
Friday, May 5th
7:00 pm
in the Multipurpose Room
Valley View Community School
presented by 
Steve Wood
Association of Lincoln Presenters
New Hampshire Humanities Council Presenter


Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the "Gettysburg Address." Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War.  

Steve Wood, a graduate of the University of Maine, School of Forestry, worked for nearly thirty years with the UNH Cooperative Extension as an Extension Educator in Forest Resources, retiring at the end of 2003. He has been researching and presenting Living History programs as Abraham Lincoln since 1995. Steve is a member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling, and the NH Storytelling Alliance.



This program is supported by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.



Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Links to Learn More
Humanities Council Presenter Steve Wood   http://www.nhhumanities.org/presenters/steve-wood



 

21 March 2017

March-Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month


We are more than half way through Women’s History Month but there is plenty of time to learn about the contributions of women through history.

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month.

Since 1995, all Presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”  

You can learn more about Women's History by visiting Women's History Month on the web at WomensHistoryMonth.gov.



Links to Learn More

National Women's History Museum
https://www.nwhm.org/

The National Women's History Project
http://www.nwhp.org/

National Museum of Women In the Arts
https://nmwa.org/

For short articles and pictures, visit “A National Policy of Nagging” on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/usnatarchives/a-national-policy-of-nagging.




 

06 March 2017

April 7: Friends of Farmington with Kathy King

"Friends of Farmington"


Friday, April 7th
7:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level

presented by 
Kathy King
Friends of Farmington


Friends of Farmington believes that addressing challenges in a positive and proactive manner can make Farmington a more vibrant and productive community.
In addition to providing support to other organizations that share this mindset, we have recently taken on a unique project of our own.
Friends of Farmington has entered into an agreement to purchase the historic Mason building located on Main St. The three story building has been vacant for some time and was recently renovated following a fire. It is just the place to put our plan into action. Our vision is to provide a place within the community to propel economic development with job skill training and resume writing, and foster small business by providing affordable incubator space. In addition, we will support our friends in Recovery by providing meeting space to support their efforts.
We have kicked off our fundraising efforts with a letter writing campaign, and will continue to work toward raising the roughly $100,000 needed to fund the building purchase as well as capital improvements.


Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Links to Learn More
Friends of Farmington on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofFarmington/



 


04 March 2017

March 3: FIlm - "September 11, 2011: Farmington NH Remembers" with Stephanie Piro

"September 11, 2011:  Farmington NH Remembers"


Friday, March 3rd
7:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level

presented by 
Stephanie Piro
Writer, Artist, Resident


In the Fall of 2011, Rochester Times writer, and  artist, Stephanie Piro had and idea.  The tenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks was comin up and Stephanie thought it would be interesting to see how some of our townspeople experienced that day year years prior.  So on the morning of September 11, 2011, she and videographer, Stan Freeda, headed for a walk around town.  They interviewed folks they came upon, who agreed to be interviewed and filmed.  The questions were simple.  Where were you on September 11, 2001, and how did you find out about the attacks?  The footage was then edited and compiled by Kyle Leach into a 25 minute documentary film, "September 11, 2011: Farmington NH Remembers". 



Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Links to Learn More
Farmington NH Remembers- September 11th Documentary on You Tube
https://youtu.be/8BQTOQvG_UM



 


03 February 2017

February--African American History Month



The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.  




Shadows Fall North Documentary Screening



Shadows Fall North Screening

Shadows Fall North, a documentary produced by the UNH Center for the Humanities and Atlantic Media Productions, supported in part by New Hampshire Humanities, focuses on the recovery of Black history in New Hampshire by two extraordinary women, historians and activists Valerie Cunningham and JerriAnne Boggis. Please join us on February 22 at 7:00 pm at Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall, SNHU, Manchester. DETAILS

To view the trailer, visit www.blackhistorynh.com.