The Dorr Rebellion: The Politics of the People's Sovereignty
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Place: Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, Brattleboro, VT (about 19 miles from Keene)
Ages: Older crowd
In his talk Dr. Chaput will detail the history of the often forgotten 1842 Dorr Rebellion in Rhode Island - one of the most significant political and constitutional events before the Civil War. Chaput will explain how the politics surrounding Thomas Wilson Dorr's attempt at extralegal reform in Rhode Island affected politics throughout New England.
Erik J. Chaput received his doctorate in early American History from Syracuse University in 2011. His dissertation was the first full-scale history of the 1842 Dorr Rebellion in Rhode Island in nearly four decades. Dr. Chaput teaches United States History at Northfield Mount Hermon School in western Massachusetts. He is also an instructor in the History Graduate Program at Providence College.
Dr. Chaput's research has appeared in numerous publications, including Rhode Island History, Common-Place.org, American Nineteenth Century History, the Catholic Historical Review, and the Massachusetts Historical Journal. Dr. Chaput is also the principal reviewer of books on early America for the Providence Journal.
Check out the video on the Dorr Rebellion. http://library.providence.edu/dps/projects/dorr/index.html
Homeschool Irish Dancing Workshop
Time: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Place: Stark Hall, 3 Church St., Goffstown, NH (about 52 miles from Keene)
Price: $12.50 per student
John Cunniffe of the Cuniffe Academy of Irish Dance, located in Boston is bringing Irish Step Dancing back to the NH homeschool community. He is offering a 1 hour try it class workshop to introduce homeschool students to this form of dance with no further commitment. If there is enough interest we will have a 9 session class starting Feb. 1st, with the option of marching in the Manchester St. Patrick's Day Parade - this is completely optional and up to you and your child!
Attire is shorts, t-shirt, and socks. Each dancer should please bring a bottle of drinking water.The class is challenging but incredibly fun! No child is pushed for perfection or to perform, this is about fun, new cultural experiences and learning a new form of artistic expression.
Star Party with Scott McCartney
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Hancock Library, 25 Main St., Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Ages: Elementary age and up
Come take a look at the winter sky out behind the library! Hancock resident and amateur astronomist Scott McCartney will bring his telescope and teach us a bit about the planets and stars we can see. Appropriate for elementary school aged children and up. Free and open to all! Dress warmly as we’ll be outside. Snow date is February 1st.
Duct Tape Designs
Time: 2:45 PM-4:30 PM
Place: Hancock Library, Hancock, NH (about 22 miles from Keene)
Ages: Middle school ages
Middle school students come join us for an afternoon of duct tape creations. We will start simple, making wallets. Duct tape diva, Mackenzie Wetherill will lead the session. Tape will be supplied by the library, but feel free to bring your own supplies. Registration recommended. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Place: Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH (about 17 miles from Keene)
Ages: 8 to adult
Thursday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m. Ages 8-adult. How to draw this popular Asian cartoon style. Registration required.
Call to register: 532-7301The first Winter Olympic games opened at Chamonix, France, 1924
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Virginia Woolf's birthday, 1882