Remembering McCloskey at 100

McCloskeyLogo2014 brings the centennial of author and illustrator Robert McCloskey, the visionary behind such children’s classics as Lentil and Make Way For Ducklings. Celebrating the man and his work, Heritage Hall, Lane Libraries, the Michael J. Colligan History Project, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton schools and Hamilton Community Foundation will be offering public events, reading programs and activities honoring McCloskey, a winner of two Caldecott Medals for children’s literature, born in Hamilton on September 15, 1914.

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Click here for Robert McCloskey Centennial brochure.

Happy New Year!

Dear Folks,

The Michael J. Colligan History Project returns after a long winter break and we proudly present our Spring 2014 season of events (even if we can’t promise spring weather!).Untitled

Our theme is The Presence of the Past, reflecting an eclectic mix of historical perspectives. Join us for exciting programs on Lincoln’s Gettysburg address and the legacy of armed struggle to control the Ohio Valley frontier. Participate as musical performers render our national anthem, and hear how The Star Spangled Banner was written 200 years ago. Hear a leading historian of children’s literature explore the legacy of Hamiltonian Robert McCloskey, author of Make Way for Ducklings and Lentil. Discover our region’s history as Shaun Higgins interviews former City Manager Jack Kirsch. Celebrate as we give the Jim Blount History Educator Award to distinguished local teachers.

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