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Magazine article Humanities

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The spring 2015 Forum magazine showcases the city of St. Augustine, which is celebrating its 450th anniversary this year. An online version will be available in February.

Speakers Bureau programs include "William Bartram: Puc Puggy's Travels in Florida" by J. D. Sutton at the City Hall in Brooksville on Jan. 8; "Old Vero Ice Age Site and the Pleistocene People Who Lived There 15,000 Years Ago" by Andy Hemmings at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach on Jan. 29; "War of 1812 in Florida" by James Cusick at Anderson-Price Memorial Building in Ormond Beach on Feb. 21; and "Silver and Art: A Hard Bop Trumpet Journey 1955-1975" by Brian Lynch at the WDNA Jazz Gallery in Hialeah on Feb. 24.


Jon Austin gives the talk "Civil War Field Embalming: A Demonstration of Period Technique" at Midway Village Museum in Rockford on Jan. 24.


Historian Brian Dirck presents the keynote address at "Rights, Riots, and Reactions," a conference at Purdue University Indianapolis on Feb. 28.


The Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Hometown Teams" opens at Ellinwood School and Community Library on Jan. 31 with a companion exhibit, "Heroes on the Sideline." An exhibition on the area's Hispanic sports teams, "Hometown Teams in Rice County" opens at the Rice County Historical Society in Lyons on Jan. 28.

Jason Felihkatubbe explores "American Indian Imagery in Mascots" at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Wichita on Jan. 19 as part of the "Mascots of Kansas" exhibition.


Hugh A. Ridenour presents "A Confederate Surgeon's Tale: Life and Death in the Orphan Brigade" on Jan. 24 at South Park Country Club in Fairdale.


One Maryland One Book readings and discussions on The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande continue at the Clark Senior Center in LaPlata on Jan. 8 and at the Rockville Library on Feb. 19.

St. Mary's County Public Library in Charlotte Hall hosts book discussions for veterans beginning Feb. 7.

The Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition "Hometown Teams" opens at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis on Feb. 7.


Exhibitions on display include "Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War" at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston through Jan. 24; "Deerfield: A Community of Craftwork in the Early 20th Century" at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life in Deerfield through March 15; and "Faces of Taunton: 375 Years of History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It" at Old Colony Historical Society in Taunton through April 3.


"Always Lost: A Meditation on War" is on display at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College through Jan. 26. The exhibit then travels to In Their Own Words Veterans Museum in Perham on Feb 23.


"Things Speak: Storied Objects from Lincoln Collections" continues at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln through Feb. 8.

Midwest Theater Community Cinema in Scottsbluff continues its series of screenings and discussions during January and February.

Veterans Writing Workshop meets at the VA Hospital in Lincoln for six weeks beginning Jan. 10.

"Fabric of Survival" opens Jan. 12 at the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha. The exhibit features the needle art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz.

KANEKO in Omaha hosts a writing workshop led by poet Twyla M. Hansen and writer/performer Zedeka Poindexter on Jan. 17.

Kearney Area Storytelling Festival presents "Winter Tales," featuring professional storytellers Kim Weitkamp and Michael Reno Harrell from Jan. 20 through 24.

Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band appears at the Rose Theatre in Omaha Jan. 23-25, Jan. 30 and 31, Feb. 1, and Feb. 6-8.

The Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Church in Lincoln presents a six-part lecture series on "National Borders and Refugees: Social and Political Consequences," beginning Feb. …

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