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18-May The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?

In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a new government. In modern times, competing political and legal claims are frequently based on what those delegates intended. Mythology about the founders and their work at the 1787 Convention has obscured both fact and legitimate analysis of the events leading to the agreement called the Constitution. Richard Hesse explores the cast of characters called “founders,” the problems they faced, and the solutions they fashioned.

PRESENTER: Richard Hesse

SPONSORED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES

HOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

ONLINE PRESENTATION

Please register in advance for this meeting:
Richard Hesse’s “The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?” on Zoom

22-Jun Lafayette and Human Rights

Lafayette’s first foray into human rights work was during the American Revolution which he saw as a cause important to all people. He continued to promote universal natural rights throughout his life. During the French Revolution he drafted “the Rights of Man and the Citizen” and later supported other revolutions in Europe and South America as well as causes designed to deliver human rights to the oppressed. In particular, the abolition of slavery engaged Lafayette continuously, from the American Revolution and his return tour of the United States until his death in 1834. Lafayette said: “I would never have drawn my sword in the cause of America, if I could have conceived that thereby I was founding a land of slavery.”

PRESENTER: Alan Hoffman

SPONSORED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIES

HOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

ONLINE PRESENTATION

Please register in advance for this meeting:
Alan Hoffman’s “Lafayette and Human Rights” – on Zoom

20-Jul PRESENTER: Jessica Granger

The 250th celebration will take place throughout the year of 2022, starting with a bonfire kick-off in January. There will be events each month and smaller ongoing events.  Available to the public will be a multi-page program featuring all of the events as well as Hilllsboro’s past and present with its many residents who have created the foundation of this historical town. A commemorative license plate, buttons, t-shirts, and a cookbook are among the many items being developed. Multiple organizations and people within the community are collaborating to make this a memorable event for all ages. For additional information, email Jessica Granger or on Facebook 250th Anniversary of Hillsborough, NH (2022)

LIVE PRESENTATION  (unless notified otherwise)

HOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

HHS PROGRAM ORGANIZER: Paula Fortner

17-Aug How Fresh Water Has Shaped New Hampshire
Granite Staters’ impact on fresh water – and, conversely, inland waters’ impact on Granite Staters – has evolved over time. Our pollution has changed, as has our hydro-power, our experiences with floods, our watershed protections, our exposure to invasive vegetation, and our use of water in the home. This illustrated presentation by Jim Rousmaniere explores the roles of industry, innovation, and citizen action in assuring clean and plentiful water supplies in a state that in many ways has been defined by water.PRESENTER: Jim Rousmaniere’sSPONSORED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE HUMANITIESHOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETYLIVE  PRESENTATION (unless notified otherwise)

HHS PROGRAM ORGANIZER: Paula Fortner

14-Sep PRESENTER: Marian Baker

Marian Baker has been going to Kenya and other East African countries for close to fifty years in order to help uplift rural women. She invites you to her presentation “Preserving History in Kenya” to learn about a new program in which she has become involved.

LIVE PRESENTATION  (unless notified otherwise)

HOSTED BY HILLSBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

HHS PROGRAM ORGANIZER: Paula Fortner