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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 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 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 30, 2015

Vermont’s Flood of 1927: A New Look

The flood is remembered as the greatest natural disaster ever to strike Vermont, and stories of loss, tragedy, and heroism abound. Yet it is far more than an episode restricted to the history of a single state. An examination of the flood and reconstruction helps shed light on important facets of our national history, and helps us understand better America’s passage through the often anxious and difficult years of the 1920s.

September 27, 2015

19th Century Landmark Treasures of Noho

On this one-hour walking tour of the Noho Historic District, promenaders will see 11 buildings designated as individual New York City landmarks. The tour begins at the 1832 Merchant’s House and within a few blocks traces 100 years of social, economic and technological changes in New York during the 19th century, from a residential enclave for the wealthy merchant families of Old New York to a center of manufacturing and busy cultural center.

September 26, 2015

WAR WORDS WISDOM: Drum-Taps

Civil War Soldier Stories

September 25, 2015

Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi War Economy

The Wages of Destruction was one of the winners of the Wolfson History Prize for 2006.

September 25, 2015 to September 26, 2015

50th Anniversary of NEH-- Democracy and the Humanities

Two-day Symposium at Loyola University Maryland commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities

September 24, 2015

Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler’s story remained unknown after the war—until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. They helped transform her story into a National History Day play called Life in a Jar, finally bringing recognition to Sendler’s heroism and helping to open dialogue about the Holocaust in Poland.

September 20, 2015

Inventive Vermonters: A Sampling of Farm Tools and Implements

Paul Wood presents a sampling of farm tools, implements, and artifacts invented or produced in Vermont, examining their use, uniqueness of design, and the often fascinating stories of the inventors themselves.

September 19, 2015

Mexican Poetry Reading

In conjunction with the exhibition, "FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life," Rachel Eliza Griffiths, a poet and photographer who teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College, reads from the works of 20th-century Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914 -1998) and other poet contemporaries of Kahlo.

September 19, 2015

Atlanta's Living History: Uncovering Atlanta's History Through Archival Research"

As part of Emory University's 100 year celebration of its move to Atlanta, the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) will host a panel of humanities scholars who will explore MARBL materials and their relationship to the surrounding area through an exercise in archival research.

September 18, 2015

Pennsylvania German Music, Dance and Instruments

Through dance, songs and stories, audiences explore the traditions of Pennsylvania German music and dance. Dressed in authentic attire, Keith Brintzenhoff begins with a brief history of these rich traditions. He also performs and explains the roles that the guitar, harmonica, mountain dulcimer, banjo and autoharp play in Pennsylvania German music.

September 17, 2015

Poets and Their Craft Lecture Series

Poet Diana Whitney presents her lecture, “‘The Dense Fragrance that Rises from the Earth': Nature and Desire in Lyric Poetry,” which will include selections of her poetry.

September 16, 2015

Exhibition opening: Armed By Design

Join us for the opening of Armed By Design: Posters and Publications of Cuba's Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL).  Interference Archive presents Armed By Design: Posters and Publications of Cuba's Organization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), a public exhibition and event series which features the graphic design production of OSPAAAL, the Organization in Solidarity with the Peoples of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Based in Havana, OSPAAAL produced nearly 500 posters, magazines, and books from the late 1960s through the present.

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.

September 9, 2015

The Old Country Fiddler: Charles Ross Taggart, Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer

Having grown up in Topsham, Vermont, Charles Ross Taggart went on to a forty-year career performing in countless stage shows across the country, including the famous Red Path Chautauqua circuit. A fiddler, piano player, humorist, singer, and ventriloquist, he made at least 25 recordings with the Victor, Edison, and Columbia companies, and appeared in a talking movie picture four years before Al Jolson starred in The Jazz Singer.

September 8, 2015

The ZAP! 7 The Artists Who Took Over Maryland Parkway

"Egaging the neighborhoods and people that flow North and South along Maryland Parkway is a tremendous way to highlight local artists and bring their work out to the street for better awareness. We hope residents and visitors alike will view the works on display at Nevada Humanities and then venture down Maryland Parkway and all the ZAP! locations across the valley to discover more about this part of Nevada,” commented Christina Barr, Executive Director, Nevada Humanities.

September 7, 2015

Spark! Poetry Writing & Recitation Competition for High-School Students

Clark County high school students in grades 9 – 12 are invited to submit original poems for the Vegas Valley Book Festival 2015 Spark! Poetry Writing & Recitation Competition by Sept. 30, which is modeled after the national Poetry Out Loud competition and the Scholastic Writing competition.  High school students will have the opportunity to recite their own poetry during the Vegas Valley Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17. The first-place prize is $300. The second-place winner will receive $200, and the third-place prize is $100.  Students will be asked to present three original poems to be judged by a panel consisting of poets, authors, educators and other community members. Panelists will use scoring guidelines to assign numerical values to the evaluation criteria.

September 5, 2015 to September 6, 2015

The Story of Akwesasne: The Little Boy

Skilled in traditional oration, Mohawk elder Kay Olan will weave a complex history of Akwesasne reservation and its ever changing relationship with the US and Canada using Salli Benedict's Little Boy Coat as a metaphor. Symbols, culture change, and resiliency are key components of the story.

September 4, 2015 to September 25, 2015

Always Lost: A Meditation on War

Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning combat photographs and literary meditations on the nature of war, Always Lost: A  Meditation on War brings home the personal and collective costs of war and honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan

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.

August 5, 2015 to September 14, 2015

Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate

Melina Mara began photographing the thirteen women in the U.S. Senate in 2001, continuing as their number grew to fourteen in 2003. Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, the exhibition based on her work, was created by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin.

June 2015

June 6, 2015 to September 7, 2015

American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood

Exhibition on the connections between Benton's art and the movies

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 17, 2015 to September 13, 2015

The Red that Colored the World

From Antiquity to today, as symbol and hue, red has risen to the pinnacle of the color spectrum.

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