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Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Drawing from the Past: A History Comics Workshop
Join cartoonist Marek Bennett for a hands-on Comics Workshop exploring the wide world of history comics. Using blank paper, pencils, ink, and four basic “storytelling elements,” dig deep into the rich archives of the New Hampshire Historical Society and create eye-catching pages of original artwork that share surprising pieces of the Granite State's unique history. Learn how artists and authors use peer feedback to improve their work and how you can publish your comics to share with friends, family, and new readers. This workshop is recommended for kids ages 10 and older; family groups are encouraged to attend together as children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. The cost is $10 per child for New Hampshire Historical Society members and $12 per child for nonmembers. Register online at Eventbrite.com; by phone with a credit card at 603-856-0621; or by mail using the registration form.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, noon to 3 p.m.
Live Studio with Marek Bennett
Graphic artist Marek Bennett invites you to spend the afternoon with him as he celebrates the publication of his new book, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Volume 2. In this volume, the memoir of Henniker’s own teacher-turned-soldier Freeman Colby continues his eyewitness account of a Union soldier during the momentous year of 1863. Bennett will be drawing cartoons, signing books, and sharing stories throughout the afternoon. Admission is free for anyone bearing one of Bennett’s “Save the Date” cards from his summer workshops, for anyone bearing a copy of Volume 2 of Freeman Colby, or for anyone purchasing a copy of one of Bennett’s books onsite that afternoon. For all others, regular admission charges apply. Admission is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members and children 18 and under.
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon.
Kids Do Family History Genealogy Workshop
Explore your family’s roots! This workshop will introduce kids to genealogy basics like creating a family tree, researching family records, and preserving family memories. Geared for kids ages 5 to 12, but all ages are welcome. Space is limited, and registration is required. The cost is $10 per child for New Hampshire Historical Society members and $12 per child for nonmembers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online at Eventbrite.com or by calling 603-856-0645.
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1 to 4 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop: Using DNA in Family History Research
The return of this popular workshop is just in time to purchase ancestry kits as holiday gifts for family and friends! Advances in DNA research have had huge implications for the field of genealogy. Yet, with the growing number of companies and options, it can be difficult to know what test is best for you. In this workshop Tom Dwyer of the New England Historic Genealogical Society will discuss the types of genetic tests available to family historians, the genealogical problems with which the tests can—and cannot—assist you, and ultimately how to choose the right one(s) to further your family history research. Space is limited, and registration is required. The cost is $35 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society or the New England Historic Genealogical Society; $50 for nonmembers. Register online at Eventbrite.com; by phone with a credit card at 603-856-0621; or by mail using the registration form.
Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs