2024 Programs

Historical Society Programs for 2024

The Society has scheduled several programs to educate and delight audiences this year in the beautifully preserved Grange room at the museum (140 Crawley Falls Road)!

First up is “Granite State Stories,” a New Hampshire Humanities program, on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the museum.  There are numerous interesting stories in our Granite State about people, places and things.  Mary Adams, from the New Hampshire Historical Society, will speak on two such stories during this first program – “Two Flags From the Revolutionary War” and “The Concord Coach.” 

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!