All programs are on Wednesday evenings, 7 PM at the Town Hall, Elm St, Freedom NH 03836, except as otherwise noted.
May 15 – “Cruising New Hampshire’s History”
Presented by Michael Bruno
An exploration of NH’s past that can be seen while travelling NH’s highways. Discovering NH’s history through an account of the author’s visits to all 255 roadside historical markers around NH that commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers to notable individuals who helped define what NH is today.
June 19 – “Hiking Historical NH”
Presented by Gordon Dubois
Hiker and journalist for the Laconia Daily Sun will take you on 5 virtual hikes to places that define NH’s past – that have changed or been lost due to demographic and economic changes over the last 100 years. Included are Mt. Whittier, Redstone Quarry, Waternomee Mountain, Livermore Village, and the Lime Kilns of Black Mountain.
July 17 – “Banjos, Bones, Ballards”
Presented by Jeff Warner
Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us interpret present-day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Tavern songs, banjo tunes, 18th century New England hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories about traditional singers and their songs highlight this program.
August 21 – “Family Stories: How & Why to Remember & Tell Them”
Presented by Jo Radner
In this interactive program, storyteller Jo Radner shares foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories. Storytelling connects strangers and strengthens links between generations.
September 18 – “Remarkable People of Freedom”
Presented by Roberta MacCarthy & Anne Gaudette, Freedom Historical Society
A review of those folks to be included in the 2020 FHS calendar.
October 16 – “Lakes Region Geology”
Presented by Dr. Jim Vernon, Nobis Engineering
A summary of the highlights of the geologic history from ancient volcanoes to inundation by shallow seas, to mile-thick sheets of glacial ice to present day climate change with examples from the Lakes Region, including the Ossipee Mountains’ ring dikes.
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