By Nina Kendall
Thanksgiving approaches, we start to think about spending time with family and reminisce
about the past. As we celebrate and give
thanks, family and friendships are popular topics. I have yet to attend a holiday
or family function that some time was devoted to swapping stories. An important
part of being a family is maintaining the stories and traditions that are our
history enthusiasts and teachers, we know that not everyone or every family
experiences an event the same way. Our stories
are different. Unique and important each one helps to define our community and
state. Remembering all the stories becomes the job of not just family members
but the community as well. It is a herculean task.
Georgia Humanities Council helps the people of Georgia connect to all of our
stories. The Georgia Humanities Council is the state affiliate
of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each state has its own affiliate.
Here are a few of the stories they will share with citizens of Georgia this
year as the end of 2014 approaches.
Standing Together: The Humanities and
the Experience of War initiative hosted
by the Georgia Humanities Council in conjunction with the Veterans for
Community Services to discuss war literature and issues faced by soldiers, past
Dates: November 5, 12, 19; December 3,
Location: 116 Holiday Ave. NE, Atlanta, 30307
Muslim Journeys Book discussion
will be hosted by The Georgia Humanities Council, One Region Atlanta, and the DeKalb
Public Library. This discussion will focus in the books that were part of the
Bridging Cultures program supported by the National Endowment for the
pm - 8:00 pm, November 18
Library, 1917 Candler Road, Decatur GA 30032
The Bandits &
Heroes, Poets & Saints Art Exhibition will be coming
to AUC Woodruff Library. This exhibit from Con/Vida-Popular Arts of the
Americas will showcase art from Brazil that reflects the intermingling of the
Atlantic World over 500 years.
Date: Opens December 1
Woodruff Library, 111 James P. Brawley Dr. SW, Atlanta, 30314
Over Here and There: Georgia and Georgians in
World War II, the
exhibit, is on display at the University of West Georgia/Ingram Library, will
focus on WWII and the home front.
Date: Closes December 7
Location: University of West Georgia/Ingram Library, 1601
Maple St., Carrollton 30118
Inspired Georgia is the traveling
exhibition of 28 works from the state art collection that is currently at its
Date: Closes December 11, 2014
Location: Historic Train
you enjoyed an event hosted by the Georgia Humanities Council? We would love to hear about it. Not close enough
to enjoy one of these events? Check out your local state affiliate and enjoy a
story this holiday.