Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2001
The Society conducts regular meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month from April through November. Each meeting is held at Camp Morgan Lodge, starting with a ``Pot Luck'' Supper at 6:30 PM, After a brief business discussionm guest speaker programs begin by 7:30PM. All of our activities are free and open to the public. We enthusiasticly invite everyone to attend.
Regularly scheduled Society programs appear in regular type.
Other events appear in Italic type.
Stephan Sanborn, Antique clock and watch restorer since
the age of 14, will present ``A Look at Antique Clocks''. His
program will begin with a slide presentation, which will
include handcrafted, as well as mass-produced clocks. He will
have an extensive display of clock parts, tools and books.
David Watters, a Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire,
will present ``New Hampshire Gravestones Past and Present''.
This program surveys the development of colonial New England
traditions and presents a series of vignettes of New Hampshire
burying grounds, cemeteries and family graveyards across the
Reverend H. Gardner Andersen will discuss ``The Civil
War Battle of Fredericksburg''. He will talk about the
Battle from the perspective of someone who has toured the
battlefield every year for the past 14 years. He will share
with us the knowledge that he has acquired through this
Snow rider's Flea Market on the Town Common, 9-2
Donations to the Society's table are welcome. Contact any Board Member to arrange for donations.
Nancy Jager, who has worked in the
Ladies Hall of the Smithsonian Museum, will present
``American First Ladies.'' The program will provide
interesting facts about the lives and time of all the first
ladies from Martha Washington to Laura Bush.
Ken Leidner, Director of the Visitor's Center at the
State House, will conduct a tour of the Capitol for us.
Richard Crane, auctioneer, along with two other experts,
will present ``Washington's Antique Road Show.'' The team will
evaluate the items that you bring to the program. This is
your opportunity to have the antiques that have been stored in
your attic evaluated to see if they are valuable.
Jonathan Gibson, a second-generation pewterer,
Pewter, in Hillsborough Center) will present ``Pewter Down
the Ages.'' Early American Home Magazine named Jon among the
200 finest traditional craftsmen in America. He will talk
about the style and methods of production of any piece of
pewter that you bring to the program. He will bring some of
his designs to discuss.
Arts Weekend, The Historical Society will be be running
its annual Sidewalk Cafe' at the
Rhoades' farm, 232
Lempster Mountain Road.
Professor of History at Dartmouth College, will present
``Indian Stream Republic.'' Professor Daniell will tell the
story of this self-proclaimed republic. It was created when
frontier families began moving into what now is the town of
Pittsburg. These settlers had to fend for themselves as the
boundary between Canada and New Hampshire was not established
Sue Hofstetter will act as master of ceremonies for
``Bring your Own Quilt Night.'' Everyone is asked to bring his
or her treasured quilt or afghan with its special story.
Meetings at Camp Morgan Lodge, Millen Pond Rd.
|6:30-7:15 PM||Pot Luck Supper|
|7:15-7:30 PM||Business Meeting|