Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2006

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 10 Si Balch, Director of Forest Stewardship, New England Forestry Foundation, will present "The History of New England's Forests." His program will discuss the evolution of our forests beginning with the last ice age to the present day
May 8 Linda Tate, President, NH Antique Dealers Association, will bring in some special things from her own collection, talk about what makes them special, and what constitutes special items from the 18th and early 19th centuries. She encourages participants to bring in an item of interest from that period to be evaluated and discussed.
May 13-14 Food Booth, New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival, Hopkinton Fairgrounds
June 12 Charley Strickland and Tracy Messer will present "The Marlow-Stoddard-Washington Fire." The program will be about this fire, which took place April 28-30 1941 and was the largest uncontrolled forest fire in the State. The fire burned camps on Ashuelot and Highland Lakes in Washington.
June 17 Volunteer Orientation -- 2 PM at the Museum.
followed by a demonstration "Shoe the Scoot" by Phil Barker.
July 1 Snowrider's Flea Market on Town Common, 9-2. Donations to the Society's table are welcome. Contact any Board Member to arrange for donations.
July 10 Kenneth Gloss, Proprietor of the Brattle Book Shop in Boston (one of America's best- known antiquarian book shops) will discuss "Treasures in Your Attic: Old and Rare Books." His lecture will begin with a general discussion about old and rare books. This will be followed by a question and answer session. During the final portion of the program, he will appraise some of the books that you bring.
Aug. 14 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker Sandra LeBeau, PhD, University of Pittsburg, will discuss "The Mills of Manchester, NH and Manchester, England." The program compares industrialization and the lives of workers in northwest England with those in New Hampshire. This discussion will shed light on the era of industrialization in New Hampshire and compare the forms that industrialization took in the two countries.
Aug. 27 WHS Pancake Breakfast, Camp Morgan Lodge 7-10am
Sept. 11 Sarah S. Smith, Associate Professor, UNH, will present "They Sawed Up A Storm". This program is a slide presentation about a group of women, during the hurricane of 1938 and the determination of the people of New England.
Oct. 7-8 Sidewalk Café, Wool Arts Tour, Mirage Alpaca Farm
Oct. 9 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker Allen Koop Ph. D. University of Pennsylvania will discuss "Camp Stark; New Hampshire's WWII German Prisoner of War Camp." The program will be about the 300 WWII German POW's held at Camp Stark in NH's North Country. It will relate the history of the camp, which tells us much about our state's and country's war experience.
Oct. 14 WHS Barn Dance 8-10pm, Caller Carolyn Parrott. Mirage Alpaca Farm, Lempster Mountain Road, Washington, NH
Nov. 13 Richard Crane will act as master of ceremonies for "Mystery Meeting". Everyone is asked to bring a treasured item along with its special story.