MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Our monthly program meetings take place October through May, the first Tuesday of the month (unless noted otherwise) beginning with refreshments at 6:30pm at the Historical Society. All programs are open to the public. For most presentations there is a $5 suggested donation for non-members (or $1 for students).

TUESDAY, April 4, 2017 SONGS OF WWII: WARTIME SONGS & THE STORIES YOU DIDN'T KNOW Presented by “Ramblin’ Richard," this interesting and entertaining program recalls the music and brings to light the fascinating and unfamiliar stories about some of our most beloved American songs from 1939 - 1945.

TUESDAY, April 4, 2017

SONGS OF WWII: WARTIME SONGS & THE STORIES YOU DIDN'T KNOW

Presented by “Ramblin’ Richard," this interesting and entertaining program recalls the music and brings to light the fascinating and unfamiliar stories about some of our most beloved American songs from 1939 - 1945.

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 I CAN'T DIE But Once: HARRIET TUBMAN'S CIVIL WAR Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti's characterization of Harriet Tubman is a lucid, well-researched biography about the remarkable life of an enduring warrior. As Harriet Tubman, she weaves a tale of truth, pain, courage and determination in the quagmire of racial exploitation. This program is sponsored, in part, by the New Hampshire Humanities and is free and open to the public.

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017

I CAN'T DIE But Once: HARRIET TUBMAN'S CIVIL WAR

Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti's characterization of Harriet Tubman is a lucid, well-researched biography about the remarkable life of an enduring warrior. As Harriet Tubman, she weaves a tale of truth, pain, courage and determination in the quagmire of racial exploitation. This program is sponsored, in part, by the New Hampshire Humanities and is free and open to the public.


Past Programs

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016 THE BIGGEST STORMS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE For the last 200 years, New Hampshire has seen an incredible variety of damaging storms, some of which have changed communities forever. From floods to tornadoes to hurricanes, we see it all…except for volcanos and tsunamis!  Meteorologist Kevin Skarupa discussed 20 of these storms that have altered our landscape and created huge changes.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016

THE BIGGEST STORMS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

For the last 200 years, New Hampshire has seen an incredible variety of damaging storms, some of which have changed communities forever. From floods to tornadoes to hurricanes, we see it all…except for volcanos and tsunamis!  Meteorologist Kevin Skarupa discussed 20 of these storms that have altered our landscape and created huge changes.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016 FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD IN THE NATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF NH & THE JUGGLING OF THE PRIMARY SCHEDULE In this talk, Andy Smith, the director of the UNH Survey Center, examined New Hampshire's role in the presidential nomination process, the impact of front loading, and the potential impact of the new Democratic primary schedule.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

FIRST, SECOND, OR THIRD IN THE NATION: THE IMPORTANCE OF NH & THE JUGGLING OF THE PRIMARY SCHEDULE

In this talk, Andy Smith, the director of the UNH Survey Center, examined New Hampshire's role in the presidential nomination process, the impact of front loading, and the potential impact of the new Democratic primary schedule.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016, 6:30 - 8PM HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016, 6:30 - 8PM

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017 THE FORGOTTEN HISTORIC POWDER HOUSES OF NEW ENGLAND - ARSENALS OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE In this illustrated presentation, Historian Matthew Thomas explored the little known 200+ Historic Powder Houses of New England that played an integral role in establishing and maintaining American Independence. Those in attendance learned about terrible explosions, deaths, murders, duels, and pranks that happened in and around these old powder houses. 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017

THE FORGOTTEN HISTORIC POWDER HOUSES OF NEW ENGLAND - ARSENALS OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

In this illustrated presentation, Historian Matthew Thomas explored the little known 200+ Historic Powder Houses of New England that played an integral role in establishing and maintaining American Independence. Those in attendance learned about terrible explosions, deaths, murders, duels, and pranks that happened in and around these old powder houses. 

Cancelled DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER "GREAT SORROW & SORE AFFLICTION AMONG US": THROAT DISTEMPER 1735 In 1735, a deadly epidemic swept the east coast of Colonial America. The ailment, now thought to be a particularly virulent form of diphtheria, arose in Kingston, NH, and cruelly decimated primarily children and young mothers. For this illustrated presentation, Curator Barbara Rimkunas will trace the plague and its lasting effects on the region.

Cancelled DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

"GREAT SORROW & SORE AFFLICTION AMONG US": THROAT DISTEMPER 1735

In 1735, a deadly epidemic swept the east coast of Colonial America. The ailment, now thought to be a particularly virulent form of diphtheria, arose in Kingston, NH, and cruelly decimated primarily children and young mothers. For this illustrated presentation, Curator Barbara Rimkunas will trace the plague and its lasting effects on the region.

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 EXPERIENCE THE PAST...ONE SIP AT A TIME: THE HISTORY OF SQUAMSCOT SODA Tom and Dan Conner discussed the history of the Newfields-based soda company.

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017

EXPERIENCE THE PAST...ONE SIP AT A TIME: THE HISTORY OF SQUAMSCOT SODA

Tom and Dan Conner discussed the history of the Newfields-based soda company.