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Jazz Ambassadors premieres May 4 on PBS

May 4, 2018

The Cold War and Civil Rights Movement collide in this remarkable story of music, diplomacy and race.
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Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i

May 19, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.
Chinese Exclusion Act

Chinese Exclusion Act

May 29, 2018

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.
May 26, 2018

Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail

Some of the first women to travel across present-day Kansas were travelers on the Santa Fe Trail. This presentation looks at the adventures and reflections of four of these remarkable women who wrote their own stories.

May 29, 2018

Chinese Exclusion Act

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens.

June 1, 2018

Visualizing Language: Oaxaca in Los Angeles

Visualizing Language will celebrate the rich social fabric of Los Angeles through the lens of the city’s vibrant Oaxacan community, particularly focusing on the Zapotec community.

June 3, 2018  to  December 30, 2018

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths

Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, is an international NEH-supported traveling exhibition that combines scholarship with objects of great aesthetic beauty to create the

June 3, 2018  to  December 31, 2018

South Carolina’s Reconstruction: Restoration, Revolution, Reaction

The South Carolina Archives and History Foundation will present an exhibit titled South Carolina’s Reconstruction: Restoration, Revolution, Reaction which will offer a concise overview of the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War.

June 4, 2018  to  August 31, 2018

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

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.

June 10, 2018

"Too Long in the Shadows," a talk by Lynn Clark & Rebecca Courser

A talk by Lynn Clark and Rebecca Courser about their research on rural, free-black settlement in post-Revolutionary New Hampshire, documenting stories of many African American inhabitants in five towns in the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee region.

June 16, 2018

Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore’s literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore’s successful 19th-century merchants and industrialists.

June 18, 2018

Readings from the Archives of the Gunn Historical Museum

Join us for this nostalgic look back New Preston’s past at a reading of A Walk Through New Preston in the 1960s, by W. Douglas McHan, Jr.

June 22, 2018

Oil, Ice, and Bone: Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom

In January 2016, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association announced the discovery of the wreckage of two sunken whale ships off the Alaskan coast.

June 29, 2018  to  August 8, 2018

Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas

This Humanities Texas traveling exhibition features reproductions of archival photographs, newspaper headlines, maps, and paintings that tell the story of a people remarkable for individual and communal industry in setting down roots and adapting ways of the old country to life in a new world.