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

 

We have moved all our programs online.

Please see updates below in orange.

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

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, 7pm 

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.

(1) Watch the movie for free here:

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/chinese-exclusion-act/

(2) Click this link on Thursday, April 2, 7m to join us for a facilitated, online discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/392611888?pwd=cmxKY0NsaVptOFduc2FYSzF5eWVyQT09

Tuesday, April 7, 7pm

13th (2016)

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

(1) This movie is available on Netflix:

https://www.netflix.com/watch/80091741?source=35

(2) Click this link on Tuesday, April 7, 7m to join us for a facilitated, online discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/134388718?pwd=RXNhYXVxWi9mL29WTGtuS2RlemZGQT09

Stay tuned for online information.

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, 6pm

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

Based on the novel by Edwin O'Connor

(1) This movie is available to rent on Amazon (Prime members pay .99):

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Hurrah-Spencer-Tracy/dp/B002PUST1U

(2) Click this link on Sunday, April 19, 6pm to join us for a facilitated, online discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/385343472?pwd=bEx3MVI4dW1EeVQrNEtSUEdqWTd0Zz09

Monday, April 20, 7pm Stay tuned for online information.

The Second Amendment 

A talk by Eliga Gould, UNH Professor of History

Tuesday, April 21, 7pm

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

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

(1) This movie is available to rent on Amazon (Prime members watch for free):

https://www.amazon.com/Good-Night-Luck-David-Strathairn/dp/B002M82CMW

(2) Click this link on Tuesday, April 21, 7pm to join us for a facilitated, online discussion:

https://zoom.us/j/267781784?pwd=MGFLclZaT1hNeVRyakdMWUgveGx6dz09

This event is postponed. 

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

Book discussion on How Democracies Die: What History Reveals about Our Future

by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

Thursday, May 14 at 7 pm

To join the discussion on zoom, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84152448948Meeting ID: 841 5244 8948

Facilitated by Jennifer Lee, books available at Durham Public Library

Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, Harvard's Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Join us in discussing this important and timely topic.   Jennifer Lee retired from the UNH English faculty and as editor of Inquiry, the UNH online undergraduate research journal. She currently leads book discussions at the Durham Public Library and other libraries around the state and works with seniors on family histories and memoirs.  

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?

This event is postponed. No new date has yet been set.