Welcome to our Project Humanist

U.S.S. ConstitutionWelcome to this year’s Project Humanist* Margherita Desy, historian of New England maritime and early US Navy history at Naval History & Heritage Command Detachment Boston at the USS Constitution Museum. Margherita will create our discussion guide and give a talk on the USS Constitution at Madison Library on October 19.

*What is a Project Humanist? Included as part of our New Hampshire Humanities grant, the Project Humanist helps develop and evaluate our program’s humanities content.

Announcing 2016’s book

We are pleased to announce that this year’s book for One Book One Valley will be The Finest Hours:
The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.

The book describes the simultaneous rescue missions for two oil tankers, each of which split in two during a severe winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. It is a fast-paced, thrilling read, and it comes in a young reader’s version as well as the original adult edition. A feature film based on the book was released in theaters in January 2016.

Events will begin in September. Check back for updates!