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Spring Lecture Series: Carved in Granite: A Brief Overview of New Hampshire History
Thursdays, April 13 to May 11, 2023, 6 p.m.
Join Professor R. Stuart Wallace for a five-night lecture series that traces New Hampshire’s history from the colonial era to the present. Explore the ways New Hampshire is a place like no other, from its unique system of government to the traditions that have shaped our way of life. This program is offered both in-person and as a live-stream event via Zoom. Admission is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members. Nonmembers are welcome to attend the series for a fee of $50, which includes a one-year membership. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite.com for either the in-person or virtual program or call 603-228-6688.
Collections Highlights Talk: General John Stark
Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2 p.m.
In honor of New Hampshire’s John Stark Day, staff will share some of the Society’s objects and documents related to the Revolutionary War hero. Admission is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members; $7 for nonmembers. No registration required.
Music and Lecture: All Join Hands: Dudley Laufman and the New England Country Dance Tradition
Saturday, May 6, 2023, 2 p.m.
Nationally recognized dance caller Dudley Laufman joins folk music historian Tom Curren to play songs and talk about contra dance traditions. Admission is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members; $7 for nonmembers. No registration required.
Talk and Reception: “Laudable Purpose”: The Founding of the New Hampshire Historical Society
Sunday, May 21, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank
Come back to Portsmouth, where it all started. Society President Bill Dunlap will speak about the Society’s history, followed by a reception, at the Portsmouth Athenaeum. Space is limited for this members-only event, and advance registration is required. (Registration will begin in April.)
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