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With support from a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, The Fells Estate & Historic Gardens in Newbury presents Abraham Lincoln: Behind White House Doors, a series about one of the greatest presidents in our nation’s history. John Hay, whose summer residence is now known as The Fells Estate, was one of Lincoln’s closest aides and confidants and, along with John Nicolay, was the subject of a book by Joshua Zeitz, Lincoln’s Boys: John Hay, John Nicolay, and the War for Lincoln’s Image, which was explored in a book discussion that started off this project. A series of lectures takes place at 4:00 pm on Sundays in June at The Fells on the shores of Lake Sunapee in Newbury.
June 4:Memory, Politics, and Gilded Age Histories of the American Civil War, with Dr. Robert Bonner, Dartmouth College
June 11:The St. Albans Raid: Confederate Attack on Vermont, with Michelle Sherburne, Vermont historian and author
June 18:Lincoln’s On the Job Training: Developing a Federal Strategy During the American Civil War, withDr. Hugh Dubrulle, Saint Anselm College
For information, call The Fells at 603-763-4789 or visit www.thefells.org/calendar-and-events.
New Hampshire Humanities programs are made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this these programs do not necessarily represent those of the NEH or New Hampshire Humanities.