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Registration now open for NH Historical Society's teacher workshops

Funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities

With support from a Community Project Grant, the NH Historical Society (NHHS) will host its annual teacher workshops with both in-person and virtual options, beginning on August 2. Designed for upper-level elementary educators, the workshops will introduce participants to the Society’s social studies curriculum “Moose on the Loose,” and provide professional development for teachers focusing on civics instruction. "Moose on the Loose" explores the Granite State’s history, economics, geography, and civic life, introducing elementary students to the state’s rich cultural heritage. Participants receive a stipend and CEU credits. For more information, click HERE.
Upcoming Events:
The Museum of the White Mountains kicks off its Community Project Grant-supported series, Wayfinding: Maps of The White Mountains today. Upcoming talks include:
The Emerging LiDAR Landscape: Clearcutting with Lasers
Thursday, June 24 at 7 pm

Rick Chormann, State Geologist and Director of the New Hampshire Geological Survey, will introduce participants to LiDAR technology and the NH Stone Wall Mapping project. Register
Indigenous Mapping, Descriptive Geography & Place Names
Tuesday, June 29 at 7pm

Paul W. Pouliot, Sag8mo or (Chief Speaker), and Denise K. Pouliot, Sag8moskwa (Female Head Speaker) for the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook and Abenaki People will discuss how Indigenous people described their world, and geographic locations that are important to Indigenous people in NH and the Northeast. Register
The Map is Not the Territory: The Limitations and Power of Mapping
Tuesday, July 6 at 7pm

Adam Keul, Director for Tourism Management & Policy at Plymouth State University, will discuss how issues of inequality and access shape historical and contemporary mapping. Register
Many of you wrote and told us you missed our "Read Watch Learn" features
so we're bringing it back this month. Enjoy!
Read about how the tradition of black resistance and the gay liberation movement contributed to the documentation and inclusion of gay people in narratives of American history.
In this month's Connecting Through Stories, Connections Program Manager Mary Nolin reads Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag. Activities to accompany the book, suitable for all ages and literacy levels, are available on our website.
American public support for gay marriage gained rapid acceptance over the course of a twenty-year period, from 1996-2015. Listen to oral histories collected by The Freedom to Marry project, the first major effort to document the shifts in public opinion and the stories of the individuals responsible for these changes. 
Congratulations to the following organizations and individuals on their recent Community Project Grant awards...
Roseanne Cash at MacDowell

MacDowell will develop “Roseanne Cash at MacDowell” a special pre-recorded event to be broadcast on NHPBS on August 8, 2021. This special NHPBS-MacDowell co-production will include an introduction by author Kurt Anderson, a performance by Rosanne Cash, this year’s Edward MacDowell Medalist, and a musical guest, an interview with New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, and conversations with MacDowell artists-in-residence. Viewers will have a front row seat to MacDowell’s Medal Day and the opportunity to see MacDowell through Rosanne Cash’s eyes. Learn more
Rosanne Cash portrait by Michael Lavine
StoryWalks®: Becoming a
Good Creature

The NH State Library will work with fifteen libraries and communities across the state to update or develop new StoryWalks® featuring Becoming a Good Creature by New Hampshire author Sy Montgomery. StoryWalks® present a book, page by page, on a trail, bike path, or in store windows to promote reading and exercise. New Hampshire’s first StoryWalk® week will occur this fall and will feature a talk by Sy Montgomery. Learn more about Storywalks® here.
Annual Fund Director

Becoming Nicole:
The Transformation of an
American Family, by Amy Ellis Nutt

As the parent of a gay daughter, we have had many conversations in our home about inclusion and respect, as well as discussion about the difference between being open and accepting and an ally. I saw this title highlighted in a past community read and am trying to better understand the complexity and nuances of the LGBTQ+ community.
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