Exeter Historical Society to host virtual comic book history program


EXETER – The Exeter Historical Society and ExeterTV will be hosting a virtual presentation on the history of comics on Tuesday, November 2.

The 7 p.m. event presented by Marek Bennett can be viewed on Zoom, the company’s Facebook page, or on Channel 98.

The program is sponsored by NH Humanities and is free and open to the public. To participate via Zoom, registration is required. To register, visit https://bit.ly/ExeterTVComics.

Bennett presents a whirlwind survey of comics from around the world and across history, with special attention to what these vibrant tales tell us (and show) about the people and times that created them. Bennett engages and engages the audience in an interactive discussion of several examples of comics depicting cultures such as ancient Rome, medieval Europe, the ancient Mayans, feudal and modern Japan, the United States in the early 20th century, and Nazi Germany in World War II.

The program explores the different ways of creating and reading comics from around the world, and what these techniques tell us about the cultures in which they occur.

The Exeter Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the research and preservation of Exeter’s past. The Historical Society is open to the public every week, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Please call or email for more information at 603-778-2335 or info@exeterhistory.org.

Find past recorded programs, the Exeter History Minute series, columns on the history of Exeter and more on the company’s website at www.exeterhistory.org. The Exeter Historical Society is located at 47 Front Street in Exeter.

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