E-ssociate Vol. 3, No. 8
New Hampshire historical societies and cultural sites continue to offer a wide variety of interesting, educational and fun events this summer. Feel free to forward this on to your membership or contact list.
Sat., Aug. 18 Candia Old Home Day. 10:00am-3:00pm. Parade at 11:00. (Rain Date Aug. 19) Enjoy the many activities and concessions, including the Antique Horse Drawn hearse. Fireworks in the evening. Moore Park Grounds, Rte. 27, near the Tow Office Building and across from Smith Library.
2. Enfield Shaker Museum:
Sun., Aug. 12, 4:00pm. Nostalgia. Enjoy a mini organ recital by George Butler interspersed with a summertime “pops” sing-a-long of “golden oldies.” Free admission.
Sat., Aug. 18, 6:30pm. Wood’s Tea Company Concert. Tap your toes to fun-filled Irish and folk music. Sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts. Tickets: $15 in advance; $17.50 at the door, includes one mug of complimentary Irish coffee.
Tuesdays, Sept. 4 – Oct. 2 , 6:30-9:00pm. Rug Braiding Workshop. Learn how to make chair pads or a small oval rug with Kathy Ford in this comprehensive course. Bring yoru tools and materials or purchase them for up to $50 from the instructor. Limited to 6 people. $125/member; $175 nonmember. Register by Aug. 31st.
Mondays, Sept. 10 – Oct. 1 10:00am-2:00pm. Rug Hooking Workshop. Sue Hammond, an instructor at the Shelburne Museum, will teach. Fee of $200 covers class instructions, follow-up visits with the instructor and a full kit. Register by Sept. 4th.
Sat., Sept. 15, 6:30pm. Shaker Harvest Dinner. Includes many dishes based on Shaker gadening and cooking records. This is the first public dinner since the Museum’s Great Stone Dwelling, the largest Shaker dwelling house ever built, has been refurbished as part of the Museum’s $1.1 Capital Campaign. Reservations required by 12 noon on Sept. 12th. $30/member and $35/nonmember include complementary glass of wine.
3. From the Exeter Historical Society:
Sat., Oct. 20. 10am-4pm. Autumn in Exeter: A Walking House Tour. Six of Exeter’s most beautiful homes open to the public, focusing on the Pine and Court Street area of this historic town. $25 advanced purchase; $30 on day of event. For further info on this fundraiser, contact Laura Martin Gowing Program Manager at 778-2335, email@example.com or visit http://www.exeterhiistory.org.
4. From Gilford’s Thompson Ames Historical Society:
Mon., Sept. 10, 7:30pm. “Early Toys” presented by Dick Metz. The First Monday evening programs are held at the Union Meetinghouse, 24 Belknap Mountain Road, Gilford, NH. Business meeting at 7:00pm with program starting at 7:30pm.
Sat., Sept. 15, 9:00am-3:00pm. Heritage Arts Festival Day at the 1838 Historic Benjamin Rowe House. Rain date is Sun., Sept. 16.
5. From the Gilmanton Historical Society:
Tues., Aug. 28, 7:00pm. My Antique Gilmanton Home(s). Doug Towle, long time Gilmanton resident, will present a slide show and talk about the many restoration projects he has completed in Gilmanton from his first in the early 1970’s to his current ambitious undertaking. Held at the Gilmanton Academy, Gilmanton Corners at Rtes. 107 & 140. For more info, contact Barbara Angevine 267-6132 or visit their website at http://www.historicalsocietiesnh/gilmanton.
6. From the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society:
Wed., Aug. 15, 7pm-8pm. Vintage Boat Racing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Presented by Linda DaBica, NH Boat Museum. Hear how vintage boat races in the 1920’s were organized to generate more visitors to the Lakes Region with thousands of spectators in its first year of 1926. First 50 guests receive free 2-for-1 admission coupon to the NH Boat Museum, Wolfeboro. Free & open to the public.
Sat., Aug. 25. 1st Annual LWHS Poker Run & Car Show. Registered cars receive goodie bags and maps for the “round the lake” poker run at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum at 10:00am. Return for Car Show from 1:00-3:00pm. Prizes for the best poker hands include a getaway to the Inns & Spa at Mill Falls, Meredith. $20 to register your car for this fundraising event. Public welcome to view cars and visit museum free of charge.
Wed., Sept. 12, 7:00-8:00pm. Center Harbor – From the 1950’s to the Present. Enjoy the Yankee wit and wisdom of Roger Kelley from the Centre Harbor Historical Society who will share stories of this beautiful lakeside town.
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is open all year Tues.-Sat. 10:00am-2:00pm and is located at 503 Endicott St. No. (Route 3), Weirs, NH. Free admission. 366-5950 or visit http://www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org.
7. From the Meredith Historical Society:
Sat., Aug. 18, 2pm-5pm. Antique Appraisal Day. Paul Hough of Waukewan Antiques will appraise items as a fundraiser for the Meredith Historical Society at their Main Street Museum. $5 per item, or 3 items for $10.
Sat., Aug. 25, 9:00am-2:00pm. Bake Sale. Come by some home made treats at the MHS fundraiser.
Tues., Sept. 4, 7:30pm. The Great Summer Hotels of the White Mountains. Presented by Brian Tolles, Emeritus Professor of Museum Studies, University of Delaware.
These events are held at Meredith Main Street Museum, 45 Main Street, Meredith, which is open Wed-Sat 11:00am-4:00pm to Columbus Day Weekend. For more info, call 279-1190.
8. From the New Durham Historical Society:
Thursday, August 9, 7:30pm,
Cemeteries around Lake
9. From the New Hampshire Farm Museum:
Sat., Aug. 18 & Sun., Aug. 19. 10am-4pm. Old Time Farm Days. This annual event features a traditional arts tent complete with demonstrations by local crafters, antique cars and tractors, hayrides, pie eating, and corn husking contest, musical performances, house and barn tours and more. $6 Adults, $3 Children, Members Free.
Sat., Aug. 18, 4:30pm-6:00pm. Bean-hole Bean Supper. Join the NH Farm Museum for an old fashioned beanhole bean supper. Beans are slow cooked overnight in a hole dug in the ground for superb New England flavor. Also served will be ham, coleslaw, brown bread, dessert cake, coffee tea and lemonade. $8 adults, $5 children. For more info, visit http://www.farmuseum.org.
10. From the NH Preservation Alliance:
Sun., Aug. 19, 2:00pm. Seven to Save: Why Preserve Threatened Historic Sites. Dr. James L. Garvin, State Architectural historian. Robert Frost Farm, Derry. Co-hosted by the Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm. Explore some of the state’s most important preservation challenges and successes. Free. Public tours throughout the day.
Thurs., Aug. 30, 3:30pm. Summer Houses & Hospitality in the North Country. Bryant F. Tolles, Jr. Weeks State Park, Lancaster. Co-hosted by the Weeks State Park Association. John Wingate Weeks’ spectacular mountaintop retreat overlooking grand panoramas of the White Mountains is the perfect setting for a look at some of the distinctive summer houses and inns of the White Mountains. Free. Public tours at 2:00pm.
For more info, contact Maggie Stier, NH Preservation Alliance at 224-2281 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. From the New Hampton Historical Society:
Tues., Sept. 25, 7:30pm-8:30pm. Meet Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. Portrayed by Steve and Sharon Wood, Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln recount their life together. The program opens with Mary crying over the death of her husband. The characters then speak alternately, recalling their childhoods, courtship and marriage, continuing to the early death of their young son Willie in the White House. This is a highly emotional program, but it is charged with humor as well as pathos. Free. A NH Humanities Council program. Held at the Gordon Nash Library, 69 Main St., New Hampton. For more info, contact Lyn O’Callaghan at 744-9961 or email@example.com
12. From the Remick Museum:
Sat., Aug. 11, 1:00pm-4:00pm. Annual Open House. At the Captain Enoch Remick House, constructed c. 1808. View hand-painted murals from the early 19th century, furnishings of the Remick family, including an antique toy collection. Curators Gerry Eldridge and Winnie Mitchell have worked to authenticate the placement of furniture and other effects within the rooms. 26 Great Hill Road, Tamworth, NH. Free admission; donations appreciated.
Sat., Aug. 11, 10am-12noon. Jams & Conserve Workshops. Make delicious jams and conserve using local fruits of the season. Learn simple canning methods to store and preserve your creations, too. Workshop Fee: $15; preregistration required.
Sat., Sept. 8, 10am-12noon. Relish Workshop. A great relish begins with a walk in the garden to pick the ingredients. Prepare some Remick Piccalilly, a delicious relish recipe used by country nurse and Remick trustee, the late Earline Wright.
13. From the Salem Historical Society:
Tues., Aug. 14, 7:00pm. Tour of Salem Historic District. Join the Salem Historical Society for a walking tour of the Salem Historic District at Salem Center. Featured will be 20 sites of historical interest, including the Old Meetinghouse, Alice Hall Library, Schoolhouse#5, Methodist Church, Salem Center Burial Ground, Hose House #2, site of the old Tavern, and more. Free of charge. For more info, contact Jeff Barraclough, President, Salem Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. From the Salisbury Historical Society:
Sat., Aug. 11, 9am-3pm. Salisbury Old Home Day. A fun day of activities including a parade, Civil War encampment, artisan booths, kids games, raffles and horseshoes. A chicken barbeque served at 12 Noon and a White Elephant table to look for treasures. The Salisbury Historical Society Museum and meetinghouse will be open for viewing with new displays of several of the old families of Salisbury, including Dearborn/Buzzell, Greeley, Sawyer, Shaw and Terlemezian. Located on the Town Green, Route 4, Salisbury, NH.
Tues., Sept. 11, 7:00pm. Annual Members’ Pot Luck Supper & Business Meeting. Following the pot luck supper, the annual business meeting will include discussion on possible bylaw changes pertaining to the scholarship fund and financial support of Old Home Day. After the business meeting, member Arthur Garvin will entertain us with his “down east humor.” Bring a dish to share and join the fun. For further info on these events, contact Linda Denoncourt at email@example.com or call 648-2551.
Sun., Aug. 12 12noon-2:00pm. 88th Annual Excursion & Picnic. Held at the Elish Marston House Museum, Sandwich. Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Sandwich Historical Society. Enjoy the exhibit “Love and Loss in Sandwich.” Bring you lunch and chairs; dessert and drinks will be provided. The Sandiwch Historical Society is located at 4 Maple Street, next to the Corner House Inn. Summer Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm.
Thurs., Aug 9 – Sat., Aug. 25, 1:00-4:00pm. Arts & Flowers Exhibit. Watercolor exhibit “Into the Woods” by Twin Mountain artist Jennifer Power and flower arrangements by local floral artists. Special Meet the Artist Reception Sat., Aug 11, 1:00-4:00pm.
Thurs., Aug. 16, 7:30pm. Songs of Old New Hampshire. Jeff Warner shares ballads, love songs and comic pieces that reveal the experiences of daily life in the days before movies and sound recording. Songs from the lumber camps, decks of sailing ships, textile mills and more. Free admission. A NH Humanities Council program. Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Rte. 117, Sugar Hill. For more info, contact the Sugar Hill Historical Museum at 823-5336 or executive director Winnie Harwood at 823-8431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
16. From the Warner House:
Sat., Aug. 11, 10:30am. What’s New at the Warner House. Curator Joyce Volk will present an informal program to showcase latest additions to the collections. $10 includes presentation and personal tour.
Sat., Sept. 15, 11:00am. Slow Food in the 1700’s. Join educator Melissa Walker for an informal program on the different processes used to cook food in the 1700’s when the Warner House was built. $5 includes presentation and personal tour.
The Warner House is located at 150 Daniel St, Portsmouth, and is open every day except Wednesdays from 11:00am-4:00pm, Sundays 12noon to 4:00pm. Regular admission $5 Adults, $4 Seniors and AAA members, $2.50 for children ages 7 and up. Special group tours and rates available upon request. For more info, call 436-5909 or visit http://www.warnerhouse.org.
Nominate an Endangered Historic Resource. September 7, 2007 is the nomination deadline for the NH Preservation Alliance’s “Seven to Save” program. Results to be announced in mid-October. The focus of the program is on resources that are over 50 years old and are significant representations of the state’s heritage. Additional criteria for selection to the “Seven” lit include the severity of the current threat to it, and the extent to which the listing will make a difference in the future survival of the property. For more information or to request a nomination form by mail, contact Beverly Thomas at 224-2281 or email@example.com.
The American Association for State & Local History (AASLH) will hold its 2007 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, September 5 – 8. To register, visit http://www.aaslh.org or contact Gina Sawyer at 615-320-3203.