Black Heritage Trail of NH: Can Tourism Deliver a Valuable Message

Given the significant presence of black people in New Hampshire during the last three hundred years, it is truly disappointing that today’s public school children (and their parents and grandparents) are unaware that black children and young adults were once sold on the wharf in Portsmouth, that Governor Langdon supported the efforts of George Washington to recover his “runaway property,” that Richard Potter was one of the most popular entertainers in America two hundred years ago, or that Harriet Wilson was the first African-American woman in North America to publish a book.

This Small Room in Dover Is Flush With Fine Art

I muse joyfully this week on art galleries and bathrooms. As you know, Joyful Musers, I am a fan of the used, the re-used and the frugal.  And at this moment, where the verb “downsize”  is utilized as often as “to get a coffee” this is prime time to search out art – original, eclectic, lovely to you. 

Canary in the Coal Pond

New reports provide an unprecedented look at contaminants leaking from coal ash ponds and landfills. But the chasm between information and environmental protection may deepen thanks to a proposed Trump administration rollback.