E-ssociate, Vol. 4, No. 2
EVENTS & EXHIBITS
1. From the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Keene:
Thru April 12, 2008. "From Monadnock to the Moon: Precision Technology for the World." Featured exhibit of the history and economic importance of the region's world class precision manufacturing sector. In collaboration with local industry leaders, the Guild Institute of Newport, and HSCC.
"Steps to Great Art: Barry Faulkner and the Art of the Muralist." New book published by HSCC about Keene native Barry Faulkner, one of the nation's foremost mural artists. This is a full color, 28 page publication based on the exhibit of Faulkner's art in 2005-2006. Written by Alan F. Rumrill, HSCC Executive Director, and Carl B. Jacobs, Jr. a great-nephew of Barry Faulkner. Available for sale for $14, 10% discount for HSCC members.
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.hsccnh.org.
2. From the Little Nature Museum, Hopkinton:
Sat., Feb. 2, 1:30-2:30pm. "Earthquakes in NH (or Why the Earth Moves under your Feet)" with David R. Wunsch, P.G. State Geologist/Director NH Geological Survey, NH Department of Environmental Services. Is NH due for a major earthquake? Learn more about earthquakes as they relate to NH from the State's expert. Free. This first program of the Little Nature Museum's 2008 Season will be held at the Community Room, Hopkinton Town Library, Contoocook. Weather-related cancellations 746-6121. For directions, visit http://www.hopkintontownlibrary.org.
3. From the Moultonborough Historical Society:
Mon., Feb. 11, 7:00pm. "The Brown Sisters of Moultonborough & Camp Inwood." Presented by Arthur Lively, present owner of this property that is one of the oldest original camps in Moultonborough. Presentation includes a PowerPoint slide show of old photographs on the history of the Brown Sisters and the family summer camp. Free. Held at the Moultonboro Library Meeting Room, Rte. 25. For more info, contact the library at 476-8895.
4. From the New Hampton Historical Society:
Tues., Feb. 12, 7:00-8:30pm. "Daniel Webster: His Life & Times." Presented by Kenneth E. Shewmaker of Dartmouth College. The remarkable career of Daniel Webster, one of the country's greatest lawyers, orators, and statesmen and a native son of New Hampshire. Held at the Gordon-Nash Library, 69 Main Street, New Hampton. Free & open to the public. A NH Humanities Council program. For more info, call 279-8663.
5. From the Pontine Theatre, Portsmouth:
"Home is Heaven: 32 Poems by Ogden Nash." Original staging of 32 poems by poet Ogden Nash. Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm and Sundays @ 2pm - $25. Saturday at 4pm - $20. West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH. Tickets available online at http://www.pontine.org. For more info, call 436-6660.
6. From the Remick Museum, Tamworth:
Sat., Feb. 9. 10am-2pm. Annual Winter Carnival & Ice Harvest. Cut blocks of ice from Remick Pond with tools and techniques from the 1800's. The Yankee Teamsters 4-H Working Steers Club will work their mighty oxen to haul the ice to the ice house. The Chinook Dog Club of America will give dog sled rides to youngsters. Snowball throwing contest. Snowshoe obstacle course by Tamworth Recreation Department. Food & refreshments by the K.A. Brett Elementary School PTA. Event is free and open to the public.
Sat., Feb. 16 & Sat., Feb. 23, 10am-12noon. Free Maple Sugaring Workshops in New Volunteer Program. This series of 3 workshops are offered to aspiring maple producers in exchange for volunteer work in the Remick Farm sugar bush and sugar house. The workshops will run for 3 consecutive Saturdays as follows: 2/16: Tapping, Tubing & Buckets In the classroom, get info on proper tapping procedures, then snowshoe out to the sugar bush, taking along hammer, snowshoes, drill, batteries and drill bit. 2/23 Gathering Sap. Learn how to hand gather sap and use sap filter, gather sap with a gas pump and transfer to holding tank. and 3/1 Boiling Down Filtering & Canning.
Sat., Feb. 16. 5-7pm. Hearthside Dinner. Dinners cooked entirely on the open hearth using historic recipes. Reservations required. $35 per person. Call 800-686-6117 or 323-7591.
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is located at 58 Cleveland Hill Road Tamworth, NH. For more information, call 323-7591, 800-686-6117, email@example.com, or visit their website at http://www.remickmuseum.org.
7. From the Wright Museum, Wolfeboro:
Sat., Feb. 23, 10am-4pm. Marine Corps Appreciation Day. Free admission for Marines (active and past duty) to this special appreciation day, which is being observed on the 63rd anniversary of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. In addition to complementary gallery tours, there will be a Color Guard and light refreshments available. Among the six Americans taking part in the historic flag raising on Iwo Jima was NH native Rene Gagnon, who is the subject of a permanent exhibition. For directions or more info, contact 569-1212 or visit http://www.wrightmuseum.org.
8. From the Centre Harbor Historical Society, Center Harbor
The Centre Harbor Historical Society is happy to announce a recently launched website. Please visit: http://www.chhistory.com.
9. From the Laconia Historical & Museum Society, Laconia:
2008 Desk Calendars are available for sale. $10 each. Filled with historic images of Laconia, Lakeport and The Weirs. May be purchased at the Gale Memorial Library in downtown Laconia or by shopping online at http://www.laconiahistorical.org.
10. From the Little Nature Museum, Contoocook:
Volunteers Needed for the 53rd Season at The Little Nature Museum, located at Gould Hill Orchards, Contoocook. Training and insurance provided. Show visitors museum, sell items in the nature shop, and do some minor record-keeping. Minimum 18 years of age and a commitment of only 3 afternoons during the June 28th-October 26th season. A parent and a child age 6+ may volunteer together. If interested or for more information, call 746-6121 or visit http://www.littlenaturemuseum.org
11. From the NH Charitable Foundation:
There are a few remaining 2008 Grant Information Sessions left in February: Fri., Feb. 1, 9-11am, Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund, St. Francis Xavier Hall, 29 State Street, Groveton; Mon., Feb. 4, 9:30-11:30am, Upper Valley Region - Community Impact Grants, Howe Library/Mayer Room, 13 E. South St., Hanover; Thurs., Feb. 7, 10am-12noon, Nashua Region-Community Impact Grants, Nashua Library, Theatre Room, 2 Court St., Nashua. Free, but pre-registration required. Call 225-6641, ext. 1238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, visit http://www.nhcf.org.
12. From the Association of Historical Societies of New Hampshire:
Effective Spring 2008, the E-ssociate will include notices and news of its member societies, and other information that may benefit the membership when space is available. Join or renew your membership by visiting 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 (of only $10) to AHSNH, PMB 101, 26 So. Main St., Concord, NH 03301-4848. This is an inexpensive way to get the word out to 400 plus organizations, agencies and individuals around the state, so sign up today!
13. From the Robert & Karin Finlay Foundation:
The Robert & Karin Finlay Foundation is challenging every museum, historical society and library in New Hampshire to increase their membership in the new year. As an incentive, the Foundation is pledging $25,000 to each of the three institutions that add the most new members. A meeting was held in Concord in December announcing the details. Registration deadline Feb. 29. For more information about the challenge, contact: the NH State Librarian Michael York at email@example.com or the NH Historical Society's Director of Development Anne Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. From the Granite State Ambassadors:
Now accepting applications for the new position of Executive Director. Responsibilities will include strategic planning, institutional advancement and financial administration. A flexible, professional, part-time role to expand upon the accomplishments of co-founder and Managing Director Judi Window, who will continue to serve as Chief Operations Officer. Previous leadership experience as a nonprofit and/or hospitality and tourism executive is required. Send materials to Executive Director Search Committee, Granite State Ambassadors, One Airport Road, Suite 198, Manchester, NH. GSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving hundreds of travel and tourism related businesses including key partners Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and the NH Division of Travel & Tourism Development. GSA has certified over 800 residents and employees who staff front lien visitor centers supporting the authentic culture of NH, its people, places and products.
15. Civil War Speaker
Looking for a new presentation at your historical society this year? Warren Sommers, a semi-retired public school teacher and administrator with 20 years of study on the Civil War, offers "The Life of the Civil War Soldier." Presented to numerous classes over the last ten years, he is now offering this program to historical societies, schools, and civic organizations which includes pictures, artifacts and reproduction musket bayonet, uniform, etc. To schedule or find out more information, contact Mr. Sommers at: email@example.com.
16. From the American Association for State & Local History
Leadership in History Awards: The AASLH Leadership bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation and interpretation of state and local history throughout the U.S. To find out more about the categories and how to nominate an organization, person, or project, visit http://www.aaslh.org. Nominations must be submitted by March 1st to the AASLH State Leadership Team Leader in NH: Gail Colglazier, American Independence Museum, One Governors Lane, Exeter, NH 03833.
Save Our History Grants: Available to AASLH members and the field at large, this grant program provides funding to history organizations that partner with schools on a local community preservation project. For guidelines, criteria, important dates, and to apply, please visit http://www.saveourhistory.com and click on grants. Applications are due Friday, June 6, 2008. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. From The History Press
The History Press, a publishing firm specializing in local and regional history, is actively commissioning books on New Hampshire’s history. They are seeking authors and book proposals for projects that fall broadly into the following categories: Brief Histories - town, region or neighborhood, 30-35,000 words and 60-85 images; American Chronicles - collections of historical vignettes, columns, articles, essays, culled from historic newspapers and organizational newsletters, 30-35,000 words and 30-40 images; or Vintage Images - their "lost" series, an image-driven book which documents a community's "lost" or otherwise changed landscape through 140-200 images and 15,000 words of captions; "Picturing the 20th Century" series is a photographic history of a town through the 20th century. Contact Rachel Roesler, Commissioning Editor, The History Press, 16 Front St., Suite 202, Salem, MA 01970, 978-741-4200, email@example.com, or visit http://www.historypress.net
Ann W. Sprague
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