History Lovers Can Watch Virtual Presentations

Programs available at New Hampshire Humanities

By Larry Chase

Interested in New Hampshire history, but concerned about attending in-person events because of the COVID pandemic?  Turns out you can solve the problem in the comfort of your home, sitting before your computer screen and interacting with subject-matter experts.

Thanks to research done by Andover Historical Society board member Rita Norander, we have a list of these “virtual” April presentations being offered by New Hampshire Humanities, whose mission is “striving to connect all people in New Hampshire with inspiring and challenging ideas of the human experience.”

From a much longer list of April presentations, Rita singled out these for their focus on local history:

The Connecticut: New England’s Great River: Monday, April 12, 7 PM or Wednesday, April 21, 6:30 PM

Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them: Tuesday, April 13, 6:30 PM

Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire: Saturday, April 17, 12;30 PM or Thursday, April 22, 6:30 PM

New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them: Tuesday, April 27, 7 PM

Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement:  Sunday, May 2, 10 AM

These are but a few of the presentations being offered in April.  To see the entire list, and to select the above titles, go to NHHumanities.org.  Under the “Programs” section, a list will appear giving the names of the programs offered and the date each is being held. Most of the programs this year are virtual and will say “virtual” in red letters.

If you see an interesting program, click on the title, and more information will appear telling about the presentation and the presenter, as well as the time it is being held (via Zoom) and who is hosting the event. If you’d like to join this Zoom presentation, click on Register, follow the instructions, and click Send. You’ll receive an email with the information needed to join the Zoom gathering.

After the Zoom presentation, you’ll be asked to fill out (via email) a review or evaluation of the program which they will send to you.