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Upcoming and Ongoing Events

July 2018

July 30, 2018

Veterans Place Veterans Book Group

Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to explore books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions.

July 26, 2018

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.

July 25, 2018

HumanitiesDC Celebrates!

Join HumanitiesDC in celebrating our city from an international, national, local, and hyperlocal dimension. This year we focus on the stories that shaped 1968.

July 22, 2018

Shakespeare in the State Parks-Twelfth Night

Summit Players Theatre is a non-profit traveling theatre company producing free workshops and performances in the Wisconsin State Parks.

July 19, 2018

Daniel Boone: The First Kentuckian

Boone was an intrepid adventurer and natural leader whose exploits justify his larger-than-life reputation.

July 15, 2018 to July 21, 2018

Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop

The 20th annual Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop is July 15-21, 2018 and will be held on the campus of Cumberland University in Lebanon.

July 14, 2018

The Chickasaw Nation presents – Holba Pisachi Native Film Festival

The theme of this year's festival is Native Women En Masse: Harmony through Cultural Identity and Allegiance in Electronic Media.

July 14, 2018 to August 25, 2018

Water/Ways in Meridian

Water/Ways explores the endless motion of the water cycle, water’s effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality.

July 8, 2018

Not Just for Kids: How Children’s Literature Inspires Bold Conversations

In this talk, University of Washington lecturer Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the United States, inviting audiences to take a closer look at kids’ books, and suggests we adults might also learn some new lessons about how to navigate our complicated world.

July 7, 2018

Environmental River Walk of the San Pedro River

An interpretive river walk focused on local water concerns, where our water comes from, and the value of the river to the community and beyond.

July 5, 2018

Bread Givers

This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920s in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

July 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018

Honoring Our Native American Heritage

The Ladysmith community will learn more about the culture, life values, treaty rights, and shared environmental issues with the local Ojibwe tribal nations.

June 2018

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.

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 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.

May 2018

May 25, 2018 to December 30, 2018

America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far

America to Zanzibar is an immersive, interactive exhibit about the diversity of Muslim cultures in our community, our country, and the world.

May 19, 2018 to October 28, 2018

Georgia O'Keeffe: Visions of Hawai'i

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

May 9, 2018 to September 3, 2018

World on the Horizon: Swahili Arts Across the Indian Ocean

Located at the crossroads of Africa and the Indian Ocean, the Swahili coast has been a vibrant arena of global cultural convergence for over one millennium.

March 2018

March 17, 2018 to December 31, 2018

The Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape

 The exhibit will focus on how healing, both medical and personal, was defined at the Athens Asylum in the past, and how the Athens community can bring healing to the Asylum landscape today. 

October 2017

October 4, 2017 to July 31, 2018

Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women and Politics in New York

Tracing women’s political activism in New York City from the suffrage movement through today, and focusing on the trailblazing women who joined the political fray in the generations after suffrage.