Revisiting the Founding Era

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The Stillwater Public Library has received a “Revisiting the Founding Era” grant to implement public programs and community conversations that explore the founding of America and its enduring themes. 

Hamilton Sing-Along: Sat. February 29, 1-3 p.m.

Sing along with your favorite tunes from the Hamilton Musical! Dr. Richard Boles, an OSU history professor with expertise in this time period, will help the audience make connections from the musical to founding-era documents. Adults and teens will get the most out of the program, but parents are welcome to bring children ages eight and up if they feel that the content is appropriate and if the children can sit comfortably through the program. Lyrics here!

Immigration Town Hall: Postponed - we'll let you know once we reschedule!

The library will host a moderated discussion on the topic of immigration. Dr. Richard Boles will lead the discussion and select questions related to critical founding documents. Four to six panelists will address questions from the moderator, and the audience will have an opportunity to engage with the panelists at the end of the program. The Friends of the Library will provide light refreshments.

Please register here if you plan to attend one or both of the events.

These programs are part of Revisiting the Founding Era, a three-year national initiative of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with generous support from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Readings from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will be discussed at the events. Link to the online version of the Founding Era Reader.