By Terry Farish, Connections Adult Literacy Coordinator
“Hand copying a document can produce an intimate connection to the text and its meaning. The handwriter may discover things about this document that they never knew, a passage that challenges or moves them. They may even leave with a deeper connection to the founders and the country, or even a sense of encouragement.” Morgan O’Hara
The week before millions of viewers watch the premiere of Ken Burns’ new landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, New Hampshire Humanities will partner with NH PBS to host a series of preview film screenings and facilitated discussions in five communities around the state during the week of September 10.
In 1765, Dr. James Baker of Dorchester stumbled upon Irishman John Hannon crying on the banks of the mighty Neponset River. Hannon, though penniless, possessed the rare skills required to create chocolate, a delicacy exclusive to Europe, and Baker, with pockets bursting, wished to make a name for himself.
What do our current agricultural practices say about us both individually and collectively? How do we understand the social needs and demands of our local agricultural economy, the natural constraints of ecology, and the political imperatives of democracy?
Bill Gates recently called Steven Pinker’s "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined" the most inspiring book he’s ever read. We asked Dr. Pinker what books have most inspired him. Here’s what he shared...
How does a state with the motto “Live Free or Die” and a celebrated legacy of abolitionism confront and understand its participation in slavery, segregation, and the neglect of African-American history?