Tag: History

New Hampshire Roads Taken or Not with Steve Taylor (Atkinson Historical Society) Registration Requested @ 6:30 PM Thurs, 10/11/2018

roads takenFollowing World War II, New Hampshire embarked on an extensive program of constructing new highways and improving existing roads to accommodate explosive growth in passenger vehicles and the need for better infrastructure to accommodate commercial traffic. Hundreds of millions in federal, state, and local tax dollars would be expended on this initiative over the second half of the 20th century and road construction would become an enduring part of the… Read more

New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell with Pamela Weeks (NH Humanities) – Registration Requested @ 6:30, Thurs. 9/27/2018

NHquiltQuilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles-quilting is NOT just an American art. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Prompted in part… Read more

Historical Women of Atkinson – Presented by Steven Lewis ~ (Registration Requested) @ 6:30 on Thursday, 6/7/2018

SteveLewisElizabeth Smith happened to be the sister of Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, America’s second President. Elizabeth Smith was the second wife of Parson (Stephen) Peabody of Atkinson. Mr. Peabody became the first Minister of the Congregational Church of Atkinson and also started Atkinson Academy in 1787 which became one of the first coeducational schools of its kind in 1794 at the persistence of his daughter Polly. Steve Lewis,… Read more

The Guitar in Latin America with José Lezcano ~ Monday, 4/30/2018 @ 6:30PM

Join us as José Lezcano presents a multi-media musical program that showcases the guitar in Latin America as an instrument that speaks many languages. Lezcano presents a variety of musical styles: indigenous strummers in ritual festivals from Ecuador, Gaucho music from Argentina, European parlor waltzes from Venezuela, and Afro-Brazilian samba-pagode. He also plays pieces by Villa-Lobos, Brouwer, Lauro, Barrios, Pereira, and examples from his Fulbright-funded research in Ecuador. This program… Read more

A Visit with Queen Victoria (NH Humanities Program) @ 6:30 on Thursday, 4/12/2018 (Registration Required)

contentRedirectionThis program is free and open to the public and is made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities. About the program:  In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria’s diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of… Read more

Finally, The Truth About Hannah (Will the Real Hannah Duston Stand Up) ~ (Registration Required) ~ Mon. 2/26/18 @ 6:30

dustinHannah has been the subject of many writings ranging from heroine to murderess. Now, from a source ‘hidden’ in plain view, comes the clear revelation. Learn what captivity narratives don’t want you to know, scalping 101, and the key to reliable resources. Presented by Atkinson resident, Richard Pyne. Richard started researching the history of Hannah Duston in 1995. He retired from Haverhill High School in 2000 after 32 years of… Read more

All Gave Some: An Oral History Of The Vietnam War ~ Thursday 11/9/2017 @ 6:30 PM

FILM Registration Requested. Produced by Timberlane Regional High School students and staff. Local men and women who experienced firsthand the war or who felt a strong connection to the Vietnam era, share their personal experiences through pictures, artifacts and oral history.We hope that you will plan to join us for this thought provoking and powerful film but if you cannot, you can also view it on Vimeo by clicking (here)… Read more

Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger ~ @ 6:30 on Thurs. 10/19/2017 (Registration Requested)

Join us for thSM observinge living history presentation, Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger, presented by Michael Francis.  Galileo (dressed in 17th-century costume) arrives to present a public lecture on his most recent discoveries made using his newly devised spyglass. As he describes those discoveries, Galileo’s new method of observation and measurement of nature become apparent. Throughout the presentation audience members are actively involved in experiments and demonstrations. After the lecture,… Read more

A Visit From Abraham Lincoln ~ (Atkinson Historical Society Program) – Thurs. 10/12/17 @ 6:30

e6431388960e13064a07437b2b50d0e2Join us for a visit from Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood. Mr. Wood’s characterization of Abraham Lincoln begins by recounting Lincoln’s early life and ends with a reading of the “Gettysburg Address.” Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War. Steve Wood, a graduate of the University of Maine, School of Forestry, worked for nearly thirty years… Read more

A History of Atkinson ~ Thursday, 8/3/2017 @ 6:30

  250thPlease join us for some local history with a panel discussion on interesting historical anecdotes related to Atkinson history.  The panel will be led by Steven Lewis who has 35 years of experience in the building industry in and around Atkinson and southern New Hampshire.  Joining Steve on the panel will be Atkinson Historical Society members Adele Dillon and Elli Zaremba as well as Atkinson resident Richard Pyne. Stories… Read more