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Manitowoc Public Library

  1. Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

    June 23, 2022, All Day
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    Manitowoc Public Library

    This National Endowment for the Humanities On The Road exhibit takes a frank look at the US government initiative that began in the 1870s & attempted to assimilate American Indians into “civilized” society by placing children from hundreds of diverse tribes in distant, residential boarding schools. Forcibly taken from their families & stripped of “Indianness,” they were forbidden to speak their own language amongst themselves. Tragedy, familial love, & friendships intersect in this amazing exhibition. This Exhibition is made possible by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. It was adapted from the permanent exhibition, Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories and organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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  2. Flower Power: Peony Blooms

    June 23, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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    This is a Premiere Facebook Event

    Join Jordan Kabat—Professional Horticulturist and Peony Expert—for an introduction to the many different types of peonies available to today’s gardener that reach far beyond the pink and white varieties your grandmother grew. Many believe that all peonies only bloom for only a brief period of time and that they have a tendency to rest their large and heavy blooms on the ground following sessions of rain or wind. While these traits may be the case with hybrids of old, there is an impressive array of cultivars available of which the general public simply is not aware. This Virtual Tour—airing on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 PM as a Premiere Event on Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page (www.faceboo.com/manitowoclibrary) of a peony garden in full bloom—will serve as an introduction to the incredible variety available to us from this truly exceptional genus.

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