January

 

Tuesday, January 28, 6pm, Ffrost Sawyer Tavern at the Three Chimneys Inn

Kick off! TRIVIA NIGHT, hosted by NHPR's Civics 101 Podcast

Come and see how much you know about our Founding Documents!

Wednesday, January 29, 7pm, Madbury Public Library

The History of the New Hampshire Primary

A NH Humanities Program presented by John Gfroerer

February

Monday, February 3, 6pm, Durham Public Library

An Introduction to the Declaration of Independence

A talk by Eliga Gould, UNH Professor of History

Thursday, February 6, 6pm, Durham Public Library 

Join a conversation about the Declaration of Independence with a UNH graduate student of American History.

Bring your thoughts & questions.

Sunday, February 9, 4pm, Freedom Cafe, Durham

1776, (1972) an historical musical comedy about the Declaration of Independence nominated for the

Golden Globe Award for Best Picture

Thursday, February 13, 6 pm, Community Church of Durham, part 1

Tuesday, February 18, 6 pm, Community Church of Durham, part 2

Tuesday, February 25, 6pm, Community Church of Durham, part 2 (Rescheduled Date) 

Thomas Jefferson, a film by Ken Burns

Sunday, February 16, 4pm, Waysmeet Center, Durham

A community reading of "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" by Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, February 19, organized by Durham Parks and Recreation

A day trip to the NH Historical Society and a tour of the NH State Capitol

To signup go to durhamrec.recdesk.com

March

Monday, March 2, 6pm, Madbury Public Library

An Introduction to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights

A talk by Eliga Gould, UNH Professor of History

Thursday, March 5, 6pm, Madbury Public Library

Join a conversation about the US Constitution with a UNH graduate student of American History.

Bring your thoughts & questions.

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30pm, Community Church of Durham, part 1

Thursday, March 12, 6:30pm, Community Church of Durham, part 2

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony

A film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes

 

Wednesday, March 25, 6pm, Durham Public Library

Book discussion: How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt facilitated by Jennifer Lee.

Books available at Durham Public Library.

Thursday, March 26, 7pm, Madbury Public Library

Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement

A NH Humanities Program presented by Liz Tintarelli, president of the

League of Women Voters of NH

April

Thursday, April 2, 6:30pm, Community Church of Durham

The Chinese Exclusion Act (2018)

A PBS documentary about the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and denied citizenship to Chinese residents in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 7, 6:30pm, Community Church of Durham

13th (2016)

A film by Ava DuVernay that explores race and the Thirteenth Amendment

Thursday, April 16, 7pm, Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

The Three National Supremacy Amendments: 13th, 14th, 15th

A talk by Kabria Baumgartner, UNH Asst Professor of English, Women's and Gender Studies

Sunday, Apr 19, 4pm, Freedom Cafe, Durham

The Last Hurrah (1958) starring John Ford and Spencer Tracy

Based on the novel by Edwin O'Connor

Monday, April 20, 7pm, Lee Safety Complex

The Second Amendment 

A talk by Eliga Gould, UNH Professor of History

Tuesday, April 21, 6:30pm, Community Church of Durham

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

A historical drama based on radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy

Wednesday, April 22, 5pm, UNH MUB Theater II

The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, The First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

A talk by Colin Calloway, Dartmouth Professor of History and Native American Studies, 2019 George Washington Book Prize winner and National Book Award finalist

May

 
 
 
 

Thursday, May 14, 6pm, Powder Major Barn, Madbury

Closing Party! TRIVIA NIGHT hosted by NHPR's Civics 101 Podcast

How much have you learned about our Founding Documents?