Monday, June 9, 2014

New Hampshire and the Revolutionary War

New Hampshire and the Revolutionary War will explore the myths and realities surrounding the American Revolution.  The identity and values of our nation are derived from this pivotal moment in history.  This multi-modal series will employ lectures, discussions, readings, and a living history performance to delve into how it all happened; from the famous revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and Paul Revere, to ordinary New Hampshirites, including women and minorities.  We hope to bring to light a better understanding of our history and how it impacts our lives today.

All events except the school performance will be held at the Fortier Library at White Mountains Community College in Berlin.  Light refreshments will be served. 

  • Wednesday, August 20, 6pm:  Trading Partners or Enemies?: New Englanders and the Revolution by Marcia Schmidt Blaine
  • Wednesday, September 17, 6pm:  Book discussion of Philbrick’s Bunker Hill, led by George Morrison
  • Wednesday, October 15, 6pm:  “If I am Not for Myself, Who Will Be For Me?”, living history portrayal by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti
  • Wednesday November 19, 6pm: New Hampshire Voices from the Revolution by Marcia Schmidt Blaine
This series is a partnership between the Berlin Public Library, Gorham Public Library, and the White Mountains Community College, and is funded in part by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Copies of Bunker Hill will be available on the first evening of the series, and afterward, at all three libraries.

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