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Freedom Historical Society Presents “New Hampshire on Skis” on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 PM

The Freedom Historical Society continues its 2023 monthly speaker series on March 22 with a program entitled “New Hampshire on Skis” by E. John B. Allen. Made possible by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the program is free and open to the public. It will be presented via ZOOM at 7:00pm. Click on the ZOOM button below to register.

First, take Scandinavian and Austrian immigrants, the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Cannon Mountain Tramway, the muscular Christian, amateur tinkerers, and Professor E. John B. Allen. Cover it with snow and shake and you have the makings of a unique New Hampshire history! Join us and learn about early skiing in the state, the importance of jumping, the mechanization of skiing, and how New England and New Hampshire fit into the big picture of America’s ski culture.

Professor Emeritus of History at Plymouth State College, John Allen was awarded the International Skiing History Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. He serves as historian for the New England Ski Museum in Franconia and is the author of several books including: From Skisport to Skiing: One Hundred Years of an American Sport; The Culture and Sport of Skiing from Antiquity to World War II; and A Historical Dictionary of Skiing. More recently he has published: Skiing in the Eye of the Artist (Vienna 2021) and Travelling the Old Ski Tracks of New England (2022). John has served as a consultant to several ski history documentary films.

Members of the Freedom Historical Society and the general public are welcome, and are invited to register in advance using the ZOOM button above. Be sure to join the meeting prior to the 7 PM start time on March 22. For additional information, call 603-491-8347.

To see details of prior FHS programs, go to our news archive page.

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