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Fall Conference 2019

Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations. Nov. 15 & 16. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Tue 12

Book Discussion: Crossers by Philip Caputo

November 12
7:00 pm
Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »
Wed 13

VA Combat Veterans Book Group 2019

November 13
5:00 pm
VHC's Veterans Book Groups create an opportunity for veterans to connect with each other, build relationships, read insightful materials, and share experiences. The group’s explorations include books, poetry, articles, and short stories, with the goal of fostering camaraderie and a safe space to reflect and share ideas and questions. Open to all veterans who served in combat. Read More »
Thu 14

Soup to Nuts: An Eccentric History of Food

November 14
6:30 pm
The history of what and how we eat encompasses everything from the prehistoric mammoth luau to the medieval banquet to the modern three squares a day. Presented by writer Rebecca Rupp, this talk let attendees find out about the rocky evolution of table manners, the not-so-welcome invention of the fork, the awful advent of portable soup, and the surprising benefits of family dinners. Read More »
Thu 14

That the People May Live: The Life and Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk, Holy Man of the Lakota.

November 14
7:00 pm
This lecture explores the life and legacy of Nicholas Black Elk (c1866-1950), the Lakota holy man made famous by the book "Black Elk Speaks." Damian Costello begins with Black Elk's Great Vision and his struggle to discern his calling. The talk is based on Costello's extensive historical research, extended residency in Indian Country, and continuing conversations with Lakota elders. Read More »