Saturday, October 20, 2012

Celebrate New Hampshire History Week

On 12 July 2011 New Hampshire’s Governor Lynch signed House Bill 585 proclaiming the third week of October to be New Hampshire History Week.  The annual proclamation encourages schools, historical societies, libraries, museums and the general public to celebrate the importance of New Hampshire History.

There will be a reception at the New Hampshire Historical Society Library, 30 Park Street in Concord on Tuesday 23 October 2012 from 4 to 6 PM to kick off New Hampshire History Week.   This event, with free admission, is sponsored by the NH Historical Society, the NH Humanities Council, the NH Preservation Alliance, the NH Division of Historical Resources, the NH Department of Cultural Resources and the NH Department of Education.  Some of the local celebrities at this event will be:

Rebecca Rule – oral historian and humorist
Valerie Cunningham – historian for Portsmouth’s Black Heritage Trail
Robert Goodby – archeologist and discoverer of an ancient Paleoindian site in Keene

Other History Events in New Hampshire

Oct 22, Digging into Native American History 7 PM,  Rye Public Library, 581 Washington Road, Rye, NH  603-964-8401  Dr. Robert Goodby will recount his archaeological explorations of New Hampshire.
October 25, A Night at the Library, 6M at the Prescott Historical Library, 16 Main Street, Hooksett, New Hampshire, sponsored by the Hooksett Historical Society.  There will be historical puzzles and a video presentation of “Treasure from Our Archives” which highlights recent discoveries from the Hooksett Historical Society’s ongoing accessioning project.  For more information visit http:/

Oct 25, New Hampshire African Americans in the Revolutionary War, 6:30 – 8 PM, at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH. 603-432-6140  Presented by Genealogist and reference librarian Christine Sharbrough.  Hear all about the almost 200 African and Native Americans from New Hampshire who fought in the Revolutionary War. FREE

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