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Upcoming and Ongoing Events

October 2015

October 31, 2015

Wisconsin Women Making History: Film Screening of Emma Toft: One with Nature

This film explores the work of the environmental pioneer from Door County who was willing to fight for the land and the respect of plants and animals. A discussion after the film screening will be facilitated by Sam Watson, Associate Professor of Art at UW Sheboygan.

October 28, 2015

Indian Country Remembers: Treaty Rights in 1950s and 1960s

Indian Country Remembers: Treaty Rights in 1950s and 1960s -  Wisconsin-Public Presentation and Fourm at the McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

October 27, 2015 to October 30, 2015

Risking Everything: An exhibition about Freedom Summer

The Chippewa Valley museum is hosting the traveling exhibit, "Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students," from the Wisconsin Historical Society. This exhibit explores the civil rights era by focusing on the 1964 Freedom Summer project.

October 26, 2015 to November 20, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition focuses on the ebullient personality and character of our twenty-sixth President, as reflected through his many different kinds of writing. It features color and sepia-toned photographs with concise texts.

October 21, 2015

"Prophet's Prey" Film Screening

Join us for a special screening of the film adaptation of Sam Brower's critically-acclaimed book Prophet's Prey at Peery's Egyptian Theater. Brower will be present for a Q&A following the screening.

October 19, 2015 to November 13, 2015

Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas

Created to celebrate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, cards, and texts detailing the struggle in Texas.

October 16, 2015 to October 17, 2015

War’s End: Victory over Germany and Japan, 1945

Produced & moderated by Robert Miller with presentations by Nigel Hamilton, Sally Paine, Mark Stoler (on George C. Marshall), and Jason McDonald.

October 15, 2015 to November 25, 2015

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition looks at the remarkable life and achievements of one of America’s most beloved personalities. Besides serving his country as a skillful diplomat and negotiator, Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, humorist and philanthropist whose wisdom and wit continue to inspire and entertain us more than three hundred years after his birth

October 14, 2015

Jackalopes, Hodags, and Other Larger than Life Myths from the American Road

This presentation examines the origins of the legends, the people who crafted them, and how they reflect the regions they inhabit.

October 13, 2015

Poets Shannan Ballam & Star Coulbrooke Visit Weber State University

Poets Shanan Ballam and Star Coulbrooke will share and discuss their work at Weber State University.

October 12, 2015 to November 20, 2015

Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas of World War II

The exhibition focuses on individual stories that reveal larger themes such as citizenship and civil rights and features excerpts from the more than five hundred oral history interviews that were part of the project.

October 9, 2015

The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War

NYMAS free evening event:  The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War.  Presented by Don H. Doyle, University of South Carolina.

October 6, 2015

Lincoln on the Civil War

"Lincoln on the Civil War" is a four-part reading and discussion series facilitated by W. Averell Bauder.

October 6, 2015

"The Great Divide"

The Great Divide is a new Havey Productions documentary film presented by Colorado Humanities, Colorado Foundation for Water Education, Colorado Heritage Agritourism, and Poudre Heritage Alliance.

October 6, 2015

Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat

About 75% of military work is considered non-combat. These roles rarely make the headlines, but are vital to every military operation.

October 5, 2015

Poetry & Discussion with Eric McHenry, Poet Laureate of Kansas

Eric McHenry of Lawrence is the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Kansas. A nationally known poet and associate professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka, his work has been featured in publications such as Poetry International, Slate, Yale Review, and Topeka magazine, among many others.

October 3, 2015

Stone Fort Days: The Burning of the Valleys

Stone Fort Days features Revolutionary War living history programs and re-enactments all weekend, including military activities, 18th century children's toys and games, a Colonial doctor, a Seneca warrior program, camp tours, historical vignettes, period music, and of course a battle each afternoon.

October 2, 2015 to November 13, 2015

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island

Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island, a new Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presented in collaboration with the Bullock Texas State History Museum, explores the Port of Galveston's role in the story of 19th and 20th century immigration to the United States and considers universal themes of immigration including leaving home, encountering danger, confronting discrimination, and navigating bureaucracy.

October 1, 2015 to December 28, 2015

The Road to the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Featuring photographs, facsimiles of landmark documents, and quotations by Dr. King and others engaged in the struggle for civil rights, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition surveys the Civil Rights Movement from the emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 through the 1990s.

September 2015

September 14, 2015 to October 18, 2015

Images of Valor: U.S. Latinos and Latinas of World War II

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition provides a historical overview of U.S. Latino participation in World War II and features historical photographs from the U.S. Latino & Latina WWII Oral History Project archives and contemporary photographs of men and women of the WWII generation by photojournalist Valentino Mauricio

September 12, 2015 to October 15, 2015

The Reel Past

A series of entertaining programming for adults dedicated to educating attendees on Coweta County contributions to the art and entertainment industry with special focus on locally produced and filmed movies and television series and local artists.

September 11, 2015 to October 9, 2015

Destination México

This exhibition also examines the influence of political and economic conditions in Mexico and the United States and technological developments in tourism.

August 2015

August 24, 2015 to October 15, 2015

Bonfire of Liberties: Censorship of the Humanities

Censorship has been practiced for nearly as long as there have been materials to censor. The Bonfire of Liberties gives an overview of censorship in its various guises over time. Furthermore, it examines the struggle between those who want to censor difficult, controversial, and revolutionary material from sensitive viewers and those who want to protect the freedoms of all people to read, view, and think for themselves.

June 2015

June 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

Through Her Lens: Women Photographers of Mid-Coast Maine, 1890 – 1920

This interactive, multi-site, multimedia exhibit at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport will highlight women’s roles in culture through the exploration of the lives and work of four women photographers who lived and photographed in mid-coast Maine at the turn of the 20th century.

May 2015

May 8, 2015 to November 28, 2015

Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave ship to Pirate Ship

Discover the Whydah, slave ship turned pirate ship, which sank in U.S. waters in 1717.  Using actual artifacts recovered from the wreckage of the Whydah, this exhibit will reveal the trails and tribulations of pirate life in the 18th century.

January 2014

January 15, 2014 to December 31, 2017

In Pursuit of Freedom

Exhibition on the unsung heroes of Brooklyn’s anti-slavery movement