Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2009

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 P.M. Pot Luck Supper
7:00 - 7:30 P.M. Business Meeting
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. 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 13 The History of the Page Belting Company of Concord -- its people as well as its products. A true "family business" since the original Page brothers founded it. Our own Jim Gaskell used to work there..
April 24 Special Tour of the Museum & Bard for the Granite State Ambassadors 1:30 to 3:30 P.M.
May 2 Orientation for Museum hosts - 2 pm at the Museum. Refreshments served.
May 11 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker Horace Greely returns to New Hampshire and New England. Chris Emmerson from the NH Humanities Council brings us the curious candidate from Amherst, NH, the voluble and controversial Horace Greely, who will entertain and inform us.
June 8 The Industrial History of New Hamshire and New England. Prof. Robert Macieski from the UNH Speakers Bureau will cover the nineteenth and twentieth century growth of industry and its effect on the New England scene.
July 1 Museum & Barn open for the season, 2-4 P.M., Wednesdays & Saturdays, or by appointment. Schoolhouse open Sat. 1-3 P.M. or by appointment, call Gwen 495-3231 or Tom 495-3284 for either.
July 4 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. No appliances or tires, please.
July 13 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker Brewing in New Hampshire; An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State. Glenn Knoblock from the NH Humanities Countil will explore the history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing from colonial days to the present.
Aug. 1 Old Fashioned Ham & Bean Supper at Camp Morgan. Two sittings: 5:30 and 7:00 P.M. Voluteers needed
Aug. 10 The Stone Arch Bridges of Hillsborough. Gil Shattuck, Curator of the Hillsborough Historical Society's Manahan-Phelps-McCullouch negative collection will present a program on the old stone arch bridges of Hillborough, NH.
Sept. 2 Museum officially closes, but can be opened by appointment. Call 495-3231
Sept. 14 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker Liberty is Our Motto: Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers. Steve Blunt from the NH Humanities Council tells the story of the Hutchinson family from Milford, NH, in the mid 19th century with songs and stories.
Oct. 10-12 Sidewalk Café, Wool Arts Tour, Mirage Alpaca Farm Volunteer helpers welcomed and needed.
Oct. 12 New Hampshire -- A State of Mind. Carl Lindblade from the UNH Speakers Bureau will present a humerous look at NH from the time of King George to the present.
Nov. 9 Mystery Topic and guest speaker to be announced later.