Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2001

The Society conducts regular meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month from April through November. Each meeting is held at Camp Morgan Lodge, starting with a ``Pot Luck'' Supper at 6:30 PM, After a brief business discussionm guest speaker programs begin by 7:30PM. All of our activities are free and open to the public. We enthusiasticly invite everyone to attend.

Regularly scheduled Society programs appear in regular type. Other events appear in Italic type.
April 9 Stephan Sanborn, Antique clock and watch restorer since the age of 14, will present ``A Look at Antique Clocks''. His program will begin with a slide presentation, which will include handcrafted, as well as mass-produced clocks. He will have an extensive display of clock parts, tools and books.
May 14
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
Dr. David Watters, a Ph.D. at the University of New Hampshire, will present ``New Hampshire Gravestones Past and Present''. This program surveys the development of colonial New England traditions and presents a series of vignettes of New Hampshire burying grounds, cemeteries and family graveyards across the state.
June 11 Reverend H. Gardner Andersen will discuss ``The Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg''. He will talk about the Battle from the perspective of someone who has toured the battlefield every year for the past 14 years. He will share with us the knowledge that he has acquired through this extensive research.
July 7 Snow rider's Flea Market on the Town Common, 9-2
Donations to the Society's table are welcome. Contact any Board Member to arrange for donations.
July 9 Nancy Jager, who has worked in the First Ladies Hall of the Smithsonian Museum, will present ``American First Ladies.'' The program will provide interesting facts about the lives and time of all the first ladies from Martha Washington to Laura Bush.
July 11 Ken Leidner, Director of the Visitor's Center at the State House, will conduct a tour of the Capitol for us.
Aug. 13 Richard Crane, auctioneer, along with two other experts, will present ``Washington's Antique Road Show.'' The team will evaluate the items that you bring to the program. This is your opportunity to have the antiques that have been stored in your attic evaluated to see if they are valuable.
Sep. 10 Jonathan Gibson, a second-generation pewterer, (from Gibson Pewter, in Hillsborough Center) will present ``Pewter Down the Ages.'' Early American Home Magazine named Jon among the 200 finest traditional craftsmen in America. He will talk about the style and methods of production of any piece of pewter that you bring to the program. He will bring some of his designs to discuss.
Oct. 6-7 Wool Arts Weekend, The Historical Society will be be running its annual Sidewalk Cafe' at the Rhoades' farm, 232 Lempster Mountain Road.
Oct. 8
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
Jere Daniell, Professor of History at Dartmouth College, will present ``Indian Stream Republic.'' Professor Daniell will tell the story of this self-proclaimed republic. It was created when frontier families began moving into what now is the town of Pittsburg. These settlers had to fend for themselves as the boundary between Canada and New Hampshire was not established until 1842.
Nov 12 Sue Hofstetter will act as master of ceremonies for ``Bring your Own Quilt Night.'' Everyone is asked to bring his or her treasured quilt or afghan with its special story.

Meeting Times:

Meetings at Camp Morgan Lodge, Millen Pond Rd.

6:30-7:15 PM Pot Luck Supper
7:15-7:30 PM Business Meeting
7:30-8:30 PM Program