20 Years of Programs

Historical Society Programs for 2024


April 13                                   Bruce & Betty Stevens                                   The Stevens Family, Brentwood

May 11                                    Steve Taylor, NH Commr.of Agr.                   “Cows and Countryside: How the

                                                                                                                                 Lowly Bovine Helped Us Build Our State”

June 8                                   Bill Ross, UNH Speakers Bureau                    Preservation of Books, Papers and Artifacts

September 14                      Alma Vahey                                                       “Along North Road in Days Gone By”

October 12                            Sarah Smith, UNH Speakers Bur.                   “New Hampshire Sawmills & the

                                                                                                                                   Women’s Team after the 1938 Hurricane”

November 9                         Linda Rousseau                                               Evening Around the Radio 



April 14                                  Norman Wilson                                              Recent Documents Presented to the Historical Society

May 12                                   Sue Plaice, NH Historical Society                New Hampshire goes to War

June 9                                   J. Dennis Robinson                                        Wentworth by the Sea

September 8                       Sonny Beauchesne, “Papa Moon”             Tales of the Fur Trappers’ Rendezvous

October 13                            Lawrence Lyford                                            Voices of Old Friends

November 10                        Lorraine Stuart Merrill                                  Family Farming from the Woman’s Point of View


Ms. Adams will bring two flags of historical significance that evening.  Both are from the Second New Hampshire Regiment, two of fewer than thirty-six Revolutionary War flags existing today.  She will tell us how they were made, how they were captured by the British, and how they eventually made their way back to New Hampshire.

The beautifully constructed Concord Coach will be Ms. Adams’ second topic.  Concord coaches – built in Concord, New Hampshire – were used everywhere, but are most closely associated with the settlement of the American West.  They were decorated with original works of art, many of which celebrate New Hampshire.  A larger Concord Coach might weigh 2,500 pounds and stand over nine feet tall.

Also on the 2024 schedule is a trip to Fuller Gardens in North Hampton, part of the summer estate of Alvin T. Fuller, former governor of Massachusetts, tentatively scheduled for June 20; and another New Hampshire Humanities program on September 19 – “African-American Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire During the American Revolution.” A program on Johnny Appleseed is in the planning stages for October, and a “Traveling Trunk” show of fascinating historical items is planned for the annual meeting in November.

Please join us for these entertaining and educational programs!  As always, they are FREE and open to the public.  If you have any questions, please call the museum at 603-642-8944.

The Society hosts open hours at the museum on the first Saturday of the month from April to October from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Do please join us at the next open hours on Saturday, May 4!