Seacoast Memorial Fund Lectures

The Seacoast Memorial Lecture Series is a series of public lectures and activities aimed at supporting educational and cultural experiences for the Seacoast area.  The Memorial Lecture series is supported by the ARA’s Memorial Fund, which was established with a grant from the Robert E. Smith family in 2004 and further endowed by member donations.

Past lectures include:

Wood Island Lighthouse Renovations                                Sam Reid

A Preview of the 2018 Midterms                                          Dante Scala

Lighthouses of Southern New Hampshire and Maine   Jeremy D'Entremont

Dan Brown Q & A on the Da Vinci Code                               Dan Brown

What Next?                                                                                   Dante Scala

Managing Your Memory: What's Normal, What's Not, and What To Do About It       Maureen K. O'Connor


Memorial Fund Lecture

4/19/2023 at 2:00-3:30 PM


Purity, Eugenics, and Lethal Medicine:
A discussion of how American eugenics and anti-immigration initiatives influenced Nazi race policy during the era of Jim Crow.

Durham Evangelical Church (lower level)

114 Dover Road (Route 108), Durham, NH

Tom White, Presenter

  • Coordinator, Educational Outreach, Cohen Center for Holocaust Studies, Keene State College

  •  NEA 2009 NH’s Champion of Human and Civil Rights

  • Current Chair of the NH Commission on Holocaust and Genocide EducationThis is a FREE event open to the public. 

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This presentation is made possible through the ARA Seacoast Memorial Fund Lecture Series. The ARA, a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, is not affiliated with any political, religious, ethnic, or special interest group. To learn more about ARA programs and activities, visit