Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2004

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, starting with a "Pot Luck" Supper at 6:00 PM, After brief business discussions, guest speaker programs begin by 7:30PM. All of our activities are free and open to the public. We enthusiastically invite everyone to attend.

Regularly scheduled Society programs appear in regular type. Other events appear in Italic type.

April 12 Richard Crane will discuss "New England Barns." His talk will point out the difference between English and Yankee barns. The program will also include a discussion of historic barns in the local area and their various construction methods.
May 8-9 Sidewalk Café, New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival, Hopkinton Fairgrounds
May 10 Stephen Sanborn, Antique clock and watch restorer since the age of 10,will present "A look at Antique Clocks". His program will begin with a slide presentation, which includes hand crafted as well as mass produced clocks. He will bring an extensive display of clock parts, tools, and books.
June 14 Barrie Woodruff, a multitalented publisher and songwriter, will present " A Novice in New Hampshire." Her program takes a whimsical look at the Granite State from the perspective of a newcomer who left the rat race behind and found herself toe-to-toe with porcupines and snapping turtles. The presentation includes her observations, tangential speculations and sometimes her crackpot theories
June 26 Orientation for volunteers, 2-4 PM at Museum, refreshments served.
July 3 Snowrider's Flea Market on Town Common, 9-2. Donations to the Society's table are welcome. Contact any BoardMember to arrange for donations.
July 12 Edie Clark, author of numerous books and articles, will present her book "Monadnock Tales." The book has been called a biography of the mountain. This program will examine the lore and legend of the mountain as well as the wolves and fires, farmers and pilgrims who visited the mountain.
Aug. 9 Reverend H. Gardner Andersen will discuss "The Battle of Bunker Hill". He will explain how we do not know everything about this battle and how important the battle was in bringing about our nation. He will share with us the knowledge that he has acquired through his extensive research.
Sept. 13 Bill Gardner, New Hampshire Secretary of State will present "New Hampshire's Role in Nominating Presidents."  His program will discuss how NH was responsible for creating the first national convention. He will cover the period beginning in 1831 up until the present.
Oct. 9-10 Sidewalk Café, Wool Arts Tour, Mirage Alpaca Farm
Oct. 11 Mark Harris, Pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, will present "The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Washington NH." His talk will show how the church came into existence. The program will describe the construction techniques used as well as the repairs and restoration that was completed last year.
Nov. 8 Bob Hofstetter will act as master of ceremonies for " Mystery Meeting." Everyone is asked to bring their treasured items along with its special story.

Meeting Times:

Meetings at Camp Morgan Lodge, Millen Pond Rd.

6:00-7:00 PM Pot Luck Supper
7:00-7:30 PM Business Meeting
7:30-8:30 PM Program