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Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Workshop: Caring for Audiovisual Collections

Audiovisual collections, such as home movies, oral histories, and television and radio broadcasts, bring the past to life using sound and moving images. However, AV material also present unique challenges to individuals, families, and organizations trying to care for them. Most motion picture film, tape, and other AV formats deteriorate quickly and require obsolete equipment to be viewed or listened to. This one-day workshop, presented in conjunction with the Northeast Document Conservation Center, provides participants with an overview of the variety of AV materials stored in organizations and family collections and introduces strategies for their care and digitization. Space is limited, and registration is required. The cost for this workshop is $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. To register, visit, mail the registration form with payment, or call Member and Visitor Services Coordinator Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621.

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1 to 4 p.m.
Workshop: The Old House Speaks, or Researching Historic Homes in New Hampshire

Ever wonder about the history of your house and the people who lived there? This practical workshop helps researchers learn more about historic structures in New Hampshire, particularly the old homes that still stand in every Granite State community. Presenters Bill Veillette (executive director of the Northeast Document Conservation Center) and James L. Garvin (retired state architectural historian) demonstrate the variety of resources available to learn about New Hampshire houses, provide tips on how to approach research, and offer examples of how to “connect the dots” to create a compelling story of a historic house and its occupants, including deciphering the architectural clues found in every old house about the nature of its construction and the details of its physical features. The cost for this workshop is $35 for New Hampshire Historical Society members and $50 for nonmembers. Register online at, mail in the registration form, or call 603-856-0621 to register by phone and pay with a credit card.


Wendy Olcott
Membership & Visitor Services Coordinator