Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2005

The Society conducts regular meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month from April through November. Each meeting is held at Camp Morgan Lodge, next to Washington Elementary School on Millen Pond Road, starting with a "Pot Luck" Supper at 6:00 PM, After brief business discussions, guest speaker programs begin by 7:30PM. All programs free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Regularly scheduled Society programs appear in bold type. Other events appear in Italic type.

April 11 Richard Crane will discuss "Washington Country Tales." His talk will reveal stories as well as local tales relating to the Washington area. The program will also include a discussion of local people and heppenings over the years.
May 9 Ken Desmarais, Forester at Fox Forest, will present "Natural History of New England Landscape." His program will discuss New Hampshire's physical features and how they impacted the forests and wildlife in the past as well as the present.
May 14-15 Food Booth, New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival, Hopkinton Fairgrounds
May 21 Orientation for volunteers, 2-4 PM at Museum, with refreshments
May 28-30 Barn Sale -- 9 AM to 4 PM on Half Moon Pond Road
June 13
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
Richard Hesse, Professor at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, will present "The U.S. Supreme Court: How Does it Operate?" His program explains how the Court came to be a powerful force in modern society, how it's members are chosen, and how it operates.
July 2 Snowriders' Flea Market on Town Common, 9-2. Donations to the Society's table are welcome. Contact any Board Member to arrange for donations.
July 11
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
Stuart Wallace, Ph.D., UNH, will present "Annihilating Distance: Railroads and Community Developemnt in New Hampshire." This program examines the role played by railroads in the growth, and in some cases the decline, of New Hampshire communities from 1838 to the present.
Aug. 8 Richard Clark, Solo Performer, will present "And Now Mark Twain!" His program will present a delightful look at the life and work on America's foremost humorist. This one person play is full of wit and wisdom and the special brand of storytelling that made him a legend in his time.
Sept. 12
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
David Steward-Smith, Ph. D., Vermont College of Norwich University, will discuss "Native American History of New Hampshire." His program will explain that the Pennacook Indians of the Merrimack Valley were the largest and most powerful colaition of native people on the northern New England frontier during the 17th and 18th centuries,
Oct. 8-9 Sidewalk Café, Wool Arts Tour, Mirage Alpaca Farm
Oct. 10 Program to be announced
Nov. 14 Richard Crane will act as master of ceremonies for "Mystery Meeting." Everyone is asked to bring a treasured item along with its special story.

Meetings at Camp Morgan Lodge, Millen Pond Rd.

Meeting Times: 6:00-7:00 PM Pot Luck Supper
7:00-7:30 PM Business Meeting
7:30-8:30 PM Program