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Scanlan, Laura Wolff, Humanities


A Roundup of Activities Sponsored by the State Humanities Councils

ARIZONA

"Transitions" photographic exhibition opens at the University of Arizona's Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Tucson on Jan. 19.

The Loft Cinema in Tucson presents the Human Rights Watch film festival beginning Feb. 4, with screenings in libraries, museums, and community centers, and scholar-led discussions.

On Jan. 17, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe offers "In Maala Tehwak" (My Mother Told Me), a series of three cornmunity oral history workshops. Collected histories will be available at Dr. fernando Escalante Community Library and Resource Center in Tucson.

CONNECTICUT

"Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County" remains on display at the Fairfield Museum and History Center during January and February.

"Everyday Heroes, Greenwich's First Responders, 24/7 Throughout History" is on view at the Greenwich Historical Society in Cos Cob through August.

The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme hosts "The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans" through Jan. 29, featuring post-Depression-era works.

The Windsor Historical Society presents the permanent exhibition "Building Centuries, Bridging Cultures," chronicling four hundred years of Windsor's history.

"Colts & Quilts: The Civil War Remembered" is on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford through May 6. The exhibition features period clothing, decorative arts, and Colt firearms from the museum's collections.

The Lebanon Historical Society hosts '"Long, Long Ago': Lebanon's History through Its Music, 1800-1940" through December.

FLORIDA

Scholars Carlos Rodriguez and Ellin Iseiin discuss early Florida colonists at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building in Ormond Beach on Feb. 25. The talk includes the history of Fort Caroline, built by French Protestants near the mouth of the St. Johns River in 1564 and attacked a year later by the Spanish, who went on to establish St. Augustine.

Dramatist and scholar Betty Jean Steinshouer portrays Willa Gather, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Gertrude Stein at the Elsie Quirk Library in Englewood on Jan. 24.

Folk musician Frank Thomas gives a presentation on Florida history at Franklin DeGroodt Memorial Library in Palm Bay on Jan. 8.

Author Lu Vickers chronicles the history of Cypress Gardens, once one of America's most popular tourist destinations, at the Dunedin Public Library on Jan. 18.

Historian Robert Cassanello discusses the Florida civil rights movement at the Franklin DeGroodt Memorial Library in Palm Bay on Jan. 29.

HAWAI'I

A one-day workshop for middle and high school teachers, "Making Sense of the American Civil War: Causes of the Civil War," takes place at Chaminade University in Honolulu on Feb. 4. Presenters include historians Robert McGlone, Mitch Yamasaki, Jeffrey Alien Smith, and Manette Piimeli.

IOWA

The Putnam Museum of History and Naturai Science in Davenport hosts the Quad Cities Hispanic Heritage Project through March, featuring an exhibition and a documentary IMAX film. Larry Stone gives a talk on the history of deer in Iowa, "Whitetail: Treasure, Trophy, or Trouble?" at the Oelwein Public Library on Jan. 12.

"The Only One: Exploring the Experience of Being a Minority in Iowa" opens Jan. 19 at the Johnson County Historical Society in Coralville and Jan. 14 at the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids. The exhibitions feature photographs, stories, poetry, and art.

Poet Jean Valentine gives a public reading at the Bettendorf Public Library on Feb. 16, followed by readings by local poetry contest winners.

Darrel Draper portrays Theodore Roosevelt in a costumed reenactment of the 1912 Progressive "Bull Moose" candidate at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on Feb. 29.

KANSAS

"In the Fields of Time: The Impact of Emil Haury and Waldo Wedel on American Archaeology" opens at the Kauffman Museum in North Newton on Feb. …

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