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Special Program Notes

On Monday, February 8 at 6 pm, New Hampshire PBS and New Hampshire Humanities present a special screening and discussion of the new documentary, THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG. This powerful series from executive producer, host, and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS Finding Your Roots) traces the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America. After the screening we will host a conversation with Dr. Vaughn Booker, Assistant Professor of Religion and African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College.
Please join us tomorrow, February 5 at 5 pm for our next Humanities to Go Online program, Understanding Homelessness in New Hampshire with Dr. Yvonne Vissing. In this presentation, Dr. Vissing will explore the history of homelessness and commonly used approaches to address it. Participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives, questions, and ideas. Please join us for a free, online discussion.
Read the article “How has Homelessness in America Changed?” by Dr. Yvonne Vissing and Diane Nilan in preparation for Friday’s Humanities to Go Online talk. Looking back on twenty-five years of research, Vissing and Nilan explore the factors that have led to in increase in homelessness. 
Watch Connections program manager Mary Nolin read Martin’s Big Words. This book, written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier, explores the life and words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Activities to accompany the book suitable for all age and literacy levels are available on our website.
Sign up now to hear a panel discussion on “Racism, Land, and the American Farming Landscape” on February 7 at 2 pm, presented by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire. This will be the first event in this year’s Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk series, funded in part by a Community Project Grant from New Hampshire Humanities.
Photo by John Moeses Bauan
Enfield Shaker Museum

Join the Enfield Shaker Museum on February 11 from 7 - 8 pm for a free virtual lecture, “The Howling Storm: Weather, Climate and the American Civil War” by Auburn University Draughon Professor of Southern History Kenneth W. Noe. Noe will discuss how unusual weather events affected both the battlefield and life on the Homefront during the American Civil War.

His talk is the first in the Enfield Shaker Museum’s Community Project Grant supported program, Weather-Wise, which will examine how people in past times and places have understood “the weather.” Stay tuned for more information about future talks, scheduled for March, April, and May, which will look at the 1938 Great New England Hurricane’s impact on the region, how art has grappled with climate change, and early Americans use of almanacs to document changing weather patterns. 

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