E-ssociate Vol. 3, No. 12
Special Notice from AHSNH
At the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of Historical Societies of NH, the Association adopted an editorial policy for the E-ssociate as follows: The E-ssociate will include notices and news of its member societies and other information that may benefit the membership when space is available.
This policy will become effective in the spring of 2008. If would like to promote your 2008 event or programming through this online newsletter and you are not already a member of AHSNH , visit the website at http//:www.historicalsocietiesnh.org and click on the "Join Us" tab. Registration forms can be downloaded and mailed, along with your payment, to AHSNH, PMB 101, 26 So. Main St., Concord, NH 03301-4848. Dues are only $10 per year for organizations. This is an inexpensive way to get the word out to 400 plus organizations, agencies and individuals around the state, so sign up today!
EVENTS & EXHIBITS
1. From the Historical Society of Cheshire County
Thurs., Dec. 13 - April 12, 2008. New Exhibit: "From Monadnock to the Moon: Precision Technology for the World." The featured exhibit tells the story of the history and economic importance of the region's world class precision manufacturing sector. The Monadnock Region has been the site of precision manufacturing firms for over 170 years and continues today.
As part of this exhibit, The Mill Tapestry Project, a mural-sized traditional French tapestry designed by tapestry artist and independent scholar Patryc Wiggins, will be on display; the tapestry depicts the working heritage of the mill village of Guild where Wiggins grew up and where her family has lived for generations.
In collaboration with local industry leaders, the Guild Institute of Newport, and HSCC. HSCC is located at 246 Main St., Keene. Hours: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9am-4pm, Wed. 9am-9pm, Sat. 9am-12 noon. Free Admission. Contact info: 352-1895 or visit http//www.hsccnhh.org.
2. From the Enfield Shaker Museum
Sat., Dec. 1, 6:30pm. Holiday Dinner by Candlelight. Enjoy Executive Chef Betsy Oppenneer's holiday dinner at the Great Stone Dwelling by candlelight. $30/member; $35/nonmembers, includes a complementary glass of wine. Reservations required.
Sun., Dec. 16, 1:00pm. Cookie Fair. Take advantage of easy holiday shopping - select from 100 varieties of homemade cookies festively arranged for the season. Sold by the pound. Browse through a vast array of specialty items in the Museum Store. Free Admission.
Mon., Dec. 31, 11:30pm. Ring in the New Year. Ring in the New Year at the historic Great Stone Dwelling. Individuals may take turns ringing the bell, cast by George Holbrook, an apprentice of Paul Revere. Holiday refreshments will be served.
The Enfield Shaker Museum is located at 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield. For more info, 632-4346, chosenvale@Shakermuseum.org or visit http//:www.shakermuseum.org.
3. From the Exeter Historical Society
Tues., Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30pm. Holiday Open House. Enjoy exhibits, refreshments, music decorations and good cheer. Catered by the Culinary Arts Department of the Seacoast School of Technology. Free admission. EHS is open to the public on a weekly basis, Tues.-Thurs., 2:00-4:30pm, and Sat. 9:30am-12noon. Located at 47 Front Street, Exeter. Contact info: 778-2335, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.exeterhistory.org.
4. From the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society
Sat., Dec. 15, 10am-2pm. Lake Winnipesaukee Museum Open House. Entertainment, exhibits, refreshments, museum store sales. 11am: Mark Okrant, author of a fantastic new murder mystery entitled "I Knew You When," ,book signing and special presentation about the book, including a behind the scenes look at the book's setting at the historic Mount Washington Hotel. 12noon: "D'Accord" Barbershop Quartet. All day: Scavenger Hunt throughout the Museum and Enter to Win a $100 Museum Store Gift Bag. Special displays from the Loon Center and Prescott Farm Audubon Center. 20% off at the Museum Store. Visits by Miss Winnipesaukee and Miss Weirs Beach. Free Admission. Open all year, Tues.-Sat., 10am-2pm; however, closed Sun., Dec. 23-Fri., Dec. 28. Located at 503 Endicott St., No., Route 3 in the Weirs section of Laconia. 366-5950 or visit http://www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org.
5. From the Meredith Historical Society
Tues., Dec. 4, 12noon. Members Luncheon at Hart's Turkey Farm Restaurant, Meredith. Election of Officers and Budget Review. Reservations required. Call 279-1190.
6. From the New Durham Historical Society
Thurs., Dec. 13, 7:30pm. Out from the Vault: Treasures of New Durham History. Presented by Cathy Orlowicz, New Durham Town Historian. Don't miss this rare opportunity to examine and discuss some of the most important documents and artifacts illustrating the town's history. For one evening only, these materials will be on public view before being returned to the vault. Attendees may also bring their own artifacts to discuss. Held at the New Durham Public Library. For more info, contact Ms. Orlowicz at 859-4643 or Mark Foynes at email@example.com.
7. From the Pontine Theatre
Fri., Dec. 14 - Sun., Dec. 16. It's a Wonderful Life. Get into the spirit of the season with this new twist on a holiday classic - a two person condensed version of the holiday classic. Tickets $15, special prepaid rate of $10 available for groups of 10 or more. Reservations recommended. The Pontine Theatre's West End Studio is located at 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Call 436-6660, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.pontine.org.
8. From the Remick Museum
Sun., Dec. 9, 1:00-4:00pm. Annual Victorian Christmas. Come enjoy chocolate treats, sugar cookies, country crafts and a little history at both the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm and the Captain Enoch Remick House. Both will be beautifully decorated in Victorian style. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, watch will staff bake sugar cookies and see the Victorian era decorations, including an antique toy collection, visit the newly expanded museum shop. Remick Country Doctor Museum is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth and the Capt. Enoch Remick House is located at 26 Great Hill Road, Tamworth. Free and open to the public, except for fees for craft-making, wagon rides and some food items. For more info, call 800-686-6117, 323-7591 or visit http://www.remickmuseum.org.
9. New Electronic Filing Requirements for Small Tax-Exempt Organizations. Beginning in 2008, small tax-exempt organizations that previously were not required to file returns may be required to file an annual electronic notice, Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard) for Tax-Exempt Organizations Not Required to
file Form 990 or 990-EZ. The IRS and the NH State Attorney General's Office have sent out mailings regarding this issue. Please note: this new IRS requirement for the 501(c)(3) organizations who do not file the 990 must now file this new form or their tax exemption will be revoked.
10. Fri., Dec. 7, 8:30am-3:30pm. Council on Fundraising "Raise It Right-Essential Skills for Fundraisers" Workshop. This comprehensive fundamentals course will review the essential components to a successful, integrated development office and provide in-depth personal training. Come away with a Fundraising Tool Kits plus a valuable list of resources. $84 for CONFR members; $124/nonmembers; $74 for board members of CONFR member organizations. Deadline: Tues., Dec. 4th. held at the Girl Scouts of Swift Water council, One Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH. Call 724-6741.
Best Wishes to You and Yours during this Holiday Season and in the New Year!
Ann W. Sprague
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