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Posted on: February 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Black History Month Commemoration

Black History Commemoration

Join the Lebanon Heritage Commission and Lebanon Historical Society on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm at the Kilton Public Library for a Black History Month Commemoration with lecture from author and historian, Michelle Sherburne. 

Event details are as follows: 

Event Details

Saturday, February 22, 2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kilton Library - Community Room, 80 Main St., West Lebanon, NH

Event Program

2:00 - 2:05 PM: Opening Orientation
Rebecca Owens: from the City of Lebanon will help everyone get settled with the program. Sit down and get comfy!

2:05-2:25 PM: Heritage Sites
Robert L. Welsch, PhD: from the Lebanon Heritage Commission to talk about three sites in Lebanon to be recognized as Historic Landmarks for their relationship to the Underground Railroad and similar findings.

2:25-2:40 PM: A Soldier’s Tale
Fran Hanchett: from the Lebanon Historical Society to talk about an African American Union soldier who moved to Lebanon at the end of the late 1860s.

2:45-3:35 PM: Keynote - Underground Railroad in NH
Michele Arnosky Sherburne: Author and historian to talk about New Hampshire’s Hidden History: Slavery and the Underground Railroad.

3:35-3:45 PM: Resolution of Inclusiveness
Breanna Glover: a Dartmouth College student and intern at the City of Lebanon to talk about the City’s reaffirmation of the Resolution for Inclusiveness as relates to local diversity and Black History Month.

3:45-4:00 PM: Questions & Closing Speaker Panel for Q&A  

Contact Information

Please contact Rebecca Owens at if you have questions or comments about this event. 

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