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Gosport Church, Star Island, Isles of Shoals, Rye, c. 1890, New Hampshire Historical Society.

Gosport Church, Star Island, Isles of Shoals, Rye, c. 1890, from the exhibition New Hampshire Then & Now, on view at the Society.


John Gilbert Winant: Citizen of Concord, Citizen of the World
A five-part history course on Thursday evenings April 23 through May 21, 2015 at 5 p.m.

John Gilbert Winant is one of the most interesting figures to emerge from New Hampshire. Lynne Olson’s recent book, Citizens of London, has helped fuel renewed interest in this complex and fascinating man. Educated at St. Paul's School, governor of New Hampshire during the Depression, a close ally of Franklin D. Roosevelt, first leader of the Social Security Administration, head of the International Labor Organization in Geneva, and ambassador to England during the height of the London Blitz, Winant’s resume was one of national and international accomplishment. To register, download the brochure and send it with payment to the Society.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 23, 2015, 5 p.m.
Topic: Gil Winant: Patrician Pelican, an overview of Winant’s biography with emphasis on his time at St. Paul’s School, where the alumni are known as pelicans after the school mascot.
Speaker: Berkley Latimer, Emeritus Faculty, St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 30, 5 p.m.
Topic: New Hampshire’s Most Charismatic Governor
Speaker: R. Stuart Wallace, Professor of History at NHTI, Concord’s Community College and former director of the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, and the New Hampshire Historical Society

Date/Time: Thursday, May 7, 5 p.m.
Topic: Progressive Pioneer of Social Justice
Speaker: Robert Macsieski, Associate Professor of History, University of New Hampshire; author of Picturing Class: Lewis W. Hine Photographs of Child Labor in New England, to be released later this year.

Date/Time: Thursday, May 14, 5 p.m.
Topic: The Yanks are Coming: John Winant, World War II Ambassador to the Court of St. James
Speaker: Richard Hesse, Professor Emeritus, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Date/Time: Thursday, May 21, 5 p.m.
Topic: A Life of Consequence: Winant’s Impact on the Nation and World, panel discussion with all previous course presenters.

Cost: $60 for New Hampshire Historical Society members;
$75 for nonmembers
Location: 30 Park Street, Concord, NH
Contact: Education Services Coordinator Stephanie Fortin at 603-856-0604 or

Current Exhibition

New Hampshire Then and Now (through June 13, 2015)

New Hampshire Then & Now features 40 pairs of photographs of places, people, and events that depicted the character and culture of New Hampshire, past and present. Based on the book of the same title by photographer, author, and publisher Peter E. Randall, the exhibition is a visual overview of New Hampshire and of changes that have taken place in the state from the late 19th century to today. The exhibition also includes a variety of objects from the Society's museum collection that relate to the subjects featured in the photographs.

Location: 30 Park Street, Concord, NH
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society is a $7 for adults. Children under 18 and members of the New Hampshire Historical Society are admitted free. Full-time students and active military personnel and their families also are admitted free with valid I.D.
Contact: 603-228-6688 - sites that think

New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823