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April 25, 2017

"Redeployment" with Phil Klay

Phil Klay's "Redeployment" takes readers to the front lines of the wars in Irag and Afghanistan.

May 1, 2017

Martha C. Nussbaum, world-renowned philosopher, distinguished author, and law professor, will deliver the 2017 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities.

Nussbaum is the University of Chicago’s Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics. In November 2016, Japan’s Inamori Foundation awarded her the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy, noting that she “has led global discourse on philosophical topics that influence the human condition in profound ways.” 

Her Jefferson lecture topic, “Powerlessness and the Politics of Blame,” will draw from her latest book project. The project brings a philosophical view to political crises in America, Europe, and India by offering a deeper understanding of how fear, anger, disgust, and envy interact to create a divisiveness that threatens democracies.

June 2, 2017

H2OMG! Making Sense of Water Scarcity in an Insecure World

It feels like not a day goes by without a story in the news that relates to some water issue. Whether it’s lead in schools, drought in California, or dwindling snowpack in Washington, water scarcity is a challenge that needs our attention—now.

June 6, 2017  to  August 26, 2017

March to Freedom

Through renowned photojournalist James “Spider” Martin's camera and the words of Congressman John Lewis, former head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), March to Freedom follows a determined group of marchers, both black and white, as they tried on three different occasions in March 1965 to take their cause to the steps of the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery.

June 8, 2017

The 19th Century Response to Women’s Suffrage

Based on her own original research Dr. Roxanna Pisiak of the Humanities Department at Morrisville State College will address “The 19th Century Upstate Response to Women’s Suffrage.”

June 10, 2017

The Great Depression and FDR in the Hudson Valley

Franklin Roosevelt grew up along the banks of the Hudson River on his family’s estate in Hyde Park, New York. Years later during the Great Depression, New Deal work programs created by President Roosevelt returned to the Hudson Valley to provide jobs to tens of thousands of unemployed New Yorkers.

June 10, 2017  to  July 22, 2015

Hometown Teams in Forsyth

This Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition explores what sports and “hometown teams” mean to Americans, Georgians, and local communities.

June 12, 2017

The American Revolution and the First War on Terror

Discover the American Revolution you never learned about in school. Why did Native Americans and African Americans support the British? How did a Muslim general come to fight the British with a French ally named Admiral “Satan”? Why did the fighting spread around the world, from Hudson Bay to South America, India to Africa, Arkansas to Gibraltar?

June 14, 2017

Growing & Aging, a Reading & Discussion series at New York Academy of Medicine

Using literary and historical texts, we will examine how society's notions about aging have changed over time, explore how growing older changes our perception of ourselves and others, and consider where we find satisfaction in later stages of life.

June 16, 2017

The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown

Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball: not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional team to use outdoor lighting, the Monarchs also sent more players to the major leagues than any other Negro League franchise.

June 17, 2017

Dedication Ceremony for the African Burial Ground in Historic St. Agnes Cemetery

The public is invited to join us, the NYS Museum, Underground Railroad Society and the Schuyler Flatts Burial Project Committee for a dedication ceremony in honor of 14 people once enslaved by the Schuyler Family of Albany. This dedication will include the installation of a bronze plaque that tells the story of people who lived and died over 200 years ago.

June 22, 2017  to  July 31, 2017

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States

A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition presents images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations.

June 24, 2017

"Dam, That Took a Long Time"

Grand opening of the exhibit, "Dam, That Took a Long Time," an exhibit that tells the story of the construction of the Wyandotte County Lake during the Great Depression.

June 26, 2017

Human Trafficking in Wisconsin

Cases of human trafficking have been identified in all 72 counties in Wisconsin. Yet most people doubt this, thinking “that can’t be happening here!” If we are in a state of denial, who is helping survivors? Who is working on policies? Who is educating young people about risks?

June 26, 2017

Women Soldiers of the Civil War

This program explores how and why a fascinating group of women defied cultural norms to become soldiers.

June 27, 2017

Genealogy Basics: How to Get Started

Experienced family history researcher Elizabeth Anderson will cover the basic “how to’s” for getting started on researching your family roots.