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Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2 p.m.
Curator’s Tour: Making the World Safe for Democracy: Posters of the Great War in New Hampshire
Join Director of Collections and Exhibitions Wes Balla on a guided tour of the Society’s exhibition of World War I posters. Balla will discuss the themes of the exhibition and the stories behind these powerful works of art and propaganda. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society.
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2 p.m.
New Hampshire Heritage Lecture: New Hampshire Heritage Lecture: Triumph and Tragedy at the Castle in the Clouds
A Lake Winnipesaukee estate of more than 6,000 acres, a state-of-the-art 1914 stone mansion on a mountaintop, and the story of the people who built and lived in their very own Castle in the Clouds. This presentation by Charles Clark, executive director of the Castle, will share the fascinating story of Tom and Olive Plant and the estate they created high above Lake Winnipesaukee. The New Hampshire Heritage Lecture series highlights the stories behind the state’s many historic and cultural attractions. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society.
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2 p.m.
Lecture: The Development of Railroads in New Hampshire, 1825–1860
Railroads transformed New Hampshire like few other innovations of the 19th century. All across the state, isolated towns and villages became linked by rail to one another and to the larger metropolitan areas in New England, bringing a host of new opportunities for communities large and small. This illustrated talk examines the economic, social, and political forces, both within the state and beyond its borders, that fostered the first generation of railroad development in New Hampshire. The speaker, Frank J. “Jay” Barrett Jr., is a northern New England architect with a deep interest in 19th-century turnpike and railroad transportation whose practice includes historic preservation work. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society.
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2 p.m.
New Hampshire Heritage Lecture: New Hampshire Heritage Lecture: The Company That Built Manchester
The creation and growth of Manchester, which today is the largest city in Northern New England, is primarily the legacy of one entity: the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. This lecture, presented by Jeffrey Barraclough, director of operations at the Manchester Historic Association, will look at the origins of Amoskeag, how it developed, and its lasting legacy, which extended long past the company’s closing in 1935. It will also look at the founding of the Manchester Historic Association and how it became a repository for the history of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. The New Hampshire Heritage Lecture series highlights the stories behind the state’s many historic and cultural attractions. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society.
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