Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2008

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.

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

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

All programs are free and the public is encouraged to attend.

April 14 I Remember When - Come and share with us your memories of Washington-- the people, places and times. Richard Crane, M.C.
May 12 Eccardt Farm - Hans and Julie Eccard will give the history of their family farm and some of the interesting experiences they and their family have had owning a farm in the rocky hills of Washington, N.H.
June 7 Volunteer Orientation. 2 pm at the Museum. Refreshments served.
June 9 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker War at Home - World War II New Hampshire -Lawrence Douglas, Plymouth State University, presents a video documentary look at life in the Granite State during the 40's and the war's impact on citizens' lives and actions
July 2 Museum & Barn open for the season, 2-4pm, Wednesdays & Saturdays, or by appointment. Schoolhouse open Sat. 1-3pm or by appointment, call Gwen 495-3231 or Tom 495-3284 for either.
July 5 Snowrider's Flea Market on the Town Common, 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. Donations for the Society's table are welcome and can be stored in the Gaskell's garage. Call Jim at 495-3231 to make arrangements.
July 12 Gina Gerhard will demonstrate the complete processing of flax from the time of harvesting to when it is woven into cloth. Outdoors at the Museum, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., weather permitting; otherwise in the barn. Sandwiches and beverages available.
July 14 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker Popular Music During World War II - Propaganda to Boost Morale. Calvin Knickerbocker, independent scholar, focuses on songs to unify the country and increase morale both at home and in the military.
July 19 Historical Society Auction at Camp Morgan. Bring items to be sold from 6-9 A.M. Auction starts at 9:31 A.M. Food catered by Society. Contact Jim at 495-3231 or Richard at 495-3905 or 478-5723 for more information.
July 19 Jim Mallock, who served on the USS Columbia during WWII, will be at the Museum from 2-4 P.M. to visit and will give a short talk on his experiences at 2:30 P.M.
Aug. 11 The Old Farmers Almanac and N.H. Tales - Judson Hale, editor of Yankee Magazine & Almanac, will share the history and stories surrounding the Almanac over the years.
Sept. 3 Museum officially closes, but can be opened by appointment. Call 495-3231
Sept. 8 The Concord Coach - New Hampshire's Best Known Product. William Copeley, Librarian N.H. Historical Society, will discuss the Abbot-Downing Company of Concord, the manufacturers, 1813-1928, of 40 different styles of horse drawn vehicles that carried New Englanders and opened the west.
Oct. 11-13 Sidewalk Café, Wool Arts Tour, Mirage Alpaca Farm Volunteer helpers welcomed and needed.
Oct. 13 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker The Revolutionary War and N.H. Jere Daniell, Professor of History Emeritus, Dartmouth. There was no significant military action on New Hampshire soil during the American Revolution, but the war affected the new state in multiple ways. Professor Daniell's talk will assess the short-term impact of mobilization and fighting, as well as the long-term consequences of victory.
Oct. 25 Corn Husking Bee at the Barn, 2-4 P.M; Donations welcomed.
Ham & Bean supper at Camp Morgan. Dine at 6 P.M. & Dance from 8-11 P.M. with Wilbur Grace & The Night Owls. Proceeds to benefit the Historical Society.
Nov. 10 The Stores of Washington, N.H. - A Historical Review. Gwen Gaskell, with the assistance of Ella Mellen, will present a look at the stores in Washington from the stagecoach days to the present.