New Hampshire in the 60’s

Hooksett Historical Society to Host Free Program:

New Hampshire During the 1960’s

March 24, 2011 – 6:30 pm

This event will take place at the Hooksett Public Library in Hooksett, NH and will feature Jill Silos-Rooney of the University of New Hampshire.

Jill Silos-Rooney is a lecturer on Modern American History at the University of New Hampshire. She has won numerous awards and is an accomplished public speaker. In 2009, she was the invited guest speaker at the 2009 New Hampshire Democratic Party Annual Franklin Delano Roosevelt Dinner, at which she spoke on “Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Barack Obama: Historical Comparisons of the Elections of 1932 and 2008.”

This presentation provides an overview of some of the major news making events in New Hampshire in the 1960’s including when members of the Chicago 7 came to Durham and caused a campus strike in the days following Kent State, and on the motorcycle riots at Hampton Beach and the emergence of biker culture in New Hampshire.

This program was made possible by the University of New Hampshire Speakers Bureau which connects faculty and staff speakers with non-profit organizations to share the research and knowledge of the university with the people and communities of New Hampshire.