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Lecture: Swenson Granite Company, 1883 to 2016
Thursday, June 13, 2024, 7 p.m.

Stubborn, determined, resolute in the face of the elements—few symbols characterize New Hampshire and the people who live here like the granite bedrock of our state. For more than 130 years, the Swenson Granite Company has quarried stone in New Hampshire, providing the building blocks that created the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Bridge, battlefield memorials at Gettysburg, and dozens of other notable structures around the country. Join Kurt Swenson, the fourth-generation of Swensons to manage the company, as he talks about the dramatic story of this once family-owned business and the future of the granite industry in New Hampshire. This talk is co-sponsored by the Concord Historical Society, with support from the Walker Lecture Fund. Admission is free and open to the public. No registration is required.


Zoe Binette
Visitor Services Coordinator