Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2002
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 6:00 PM, After a brief business discussions, guest speaker programs begin by 7:30PM. All of our activities are free and open to the public. We enthusiastically invite everyone to attend.
Regularly scheduled Society programs appear in regular type.
Other events appear in Italic type.
Steve Taylor, New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture
will present ``Sheep and Stone Walls.'' His program will
discuss the greatest period of agricultural prosperity in New
Hampshire history. He will tell us how agriculture has
changed over the years.
Dr. Allen Koop, Professor of History at Dartmouth College,
will present ``The White Mountain Huts.'' He will describe
the unique Appalachian Mountain Club's Hut System, its history
and future. This program shows how the huts and their people
have formed a world apart, a unique mountain society with its
own history, traditions and legends.
Charles Hunt; will discuss ``Homing Pigeons.'' He will
talk about how the homing pigeon has served humans as
messengers especially during both world wars. The program will
tell us about the management and training as well as the
racing of homing pigeons here in NH. He will bring some
pigeons to the program.
Snowrider's Flea Market on Town Common, 9-2 Donations to
the Society's table are welcome. Contact any Board Member
Audrey Rhoades will present ``Alpacas and Wool Arts.''
The program will provide interesting facts about the raising
of the livestock. She will discuss how the wool is processed
into fiber and the various products that are made from the
Tour Don Dunlap's workshop. Don reproduces 1700 and 1800
style furniture at his Marlow home. He has been involved in
this for the last 40 years. Tour begins at 2:00 pm. at 269
Marlow Hill Rd., Marlow.
Steve Wood, member of the Association of Lincoln
Presenters, will present ``A visit with President Lincoln.''
His program will be given in the personage of Abraham Lincoln.
He will give a background of his life with emphasis on his
Bryan Yeaton, Education Outreach Coordinator for the Mount
Washington Observatory, will discuss weather as well as
numerous scientific research projects that are ongoing. He
will also show slides of White Mountain geology, alpine flora
and relate the fascinating history of the observatory.
19th Annual Wool Arts Tour, The Historical Society will be be running
its annual Sidewalk Cafe' at the
Rhoades' farm, 232
Lempster Mountain Road.
Richard Crane, local Maple syrup guru, will present ``The
making of maple syrup.'' His presentation will take us
through the process involved in the making of maple syrup. His
presentation will include numerous humorous stories, which
came about during his years of syruping.
Phil Barker will act as master of ceremonies for
``Mystery Meeting.'' Everyone is asked to bring any treasured
item, along with its special story.
Meetings at Camp Morgan Lodge, Millen Pond Rd.
|6:00-7:00 PM||Pot Luck Supper|
|7:00-7:30 PM||Business Meeting|