Purpose of the Amos Fortune Forum
TThe Amos Fortune Forum invites residents and friends of the Monadnock region to hear notable speakers who welcome the opportunity to present their ideas on issues of public interest and importance on Friday evenings in July and August, at the historic Meeting House built in Jaffrey in 1775. Many speakers have family ties in the Monadnock and surrounding regions. Founded in 1946 by a group of friends, the Forum opens again this summer for the 73rd year, on Friday, July 5, 2019. Forum audiences and speakers thus continue to make a contribution to the intellectual life of our community.
These discussions on topics of current interest carry on the discussions held more than two centuries ago in this same Meetinghouse, when the foundations of our republic were being established by men and women who struggled for freedom and for human dignity. The enthusiastic response of the individuals who have been invited to address the Forum reflects a similar spirit. Furthermore, the lectures are a continuing tribute to Amos Fortune, one of Jaffrey’s most distinguished citizens, given without compensation by members of the Monadnock community, their relatives and friends.
The Amos Fortune Forum, now in its 73rd season, is free to the public. Operating expenses are partially offset by a generous annual bequest from the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, as well as by contributions from residents of the Monadnock Region.