Published in Harper’s Weekly, December 19, 1863.
Lincoln: Address to Special Session of Congress (4 July 1861)
“Our popular Government has often been called an experiment…”
Homer: “A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac” (1861)
Harper’s Weekly‘s December 21, 1861 edition features (among many other images) this stunning centerfold of Winslow Homer’s “A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac”: Homer depicts an encounter between diverse American cultures — celtic, North African, West African, Afro-Caribbean — centered on the evening’s entertainments of dance, fiddle, and other camp pastimes.
NHSCA: Arts Education Grants
Grants to fund classroom visits, concerts, & residencies at NH schools.
To The Leaven’d Soil They Trod (Whitman)
“To the fiery fields emanative, and the endless vistas beyond—to the south and the north…”
NHH Humanities to Go: “Global Banjar!”
Grants for NH community groups.
Ho! for California! (Hutchinson, 1849)
“Composed for a group of overland emigrants, who left Massachusetts, in the spring of 1849.”
Hutchinson: “Book of Words” (1851)
Greatest hits from the first decade of their career…
“Best of NH” 2016
Editors’ Choice Award: “Historical Band”
Roll, Alabama, Roll (1864)
Recounting the final battle of the most famous Confederate privateer…
Hardtacks Antebellum & Civil War SONGSTER
An anthology of 100+ midcentury song sheets & lyrics drawn from primary sources…
Tenting on the Old Camp-Ground (Parody)
“We’re drinking tonight in the old bar-room,
Give us a glass to cheer…”