Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

[VIRTUAL] NH Cemeteries and Gravestones: A New Hampshire Humanities Program

THIS IS A VIRTUAL PROGRAM. It will be held online using a virtual meeting service. Please register at this link to receive access information for the meeting, and follow the instructions to be ready to join the meeting. Please email Adult Programming Librarian Maria with any questions!

Registration Required (Zoom) / Ages 13 and Up

Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. On Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30 PM, join Nesmith Library to find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them, with our virtual presenter Glenn Knoblock, and learn how to read the stone "pages" that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. We are pleased to be co-hosting this New Hampshire Humanities virtual program with the Windham Historical Society.

Glenn Knoblock is an independent scholar and author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. He is also the author and historian on projects relating to Northern New England bridges, New Hampshire cemeteries, and brewing history, and African-American military history. Knoblock has served as the main military contributor to Harvard and Oxford University's landmark African-American Biography Project. He holds a BA in History from Bowling Green State University.

To register for this online program, please register at this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the webinar. 

Please email Adult Programming Librarian Maria with any questions!

This virtual program is made possible by New Hampshire Humanities.

 

Date: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 6:30pm
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