Washington Historical Society
Programs for Year 2015

Meeting monthly, May through November at Camp Morgan

Meeting Times:
6:00 - 7:00 pm Pot Luck Supprt
7:00 - 7:30 pm Business Meeting
7:30 - 8:30 pm Program

May 11 Historic Sites Survey
Edna Feighner, historical archaeologist, will talk about how to locate, document and create state-level recordation of the existing cellar holes, barn foundations and other associated features that indicate a community's presence. The specific objective is to encourage participants to explore the rich history of NH and their communities and appreciate that the past bears an important relationship to its environment and natural resources.
June 8 Draft Animal Power Returns to the White Mountain National Forest
Ed Thayer will discuss the utility of draft animal power with perspectives from past and present. A video, which Ed organized and managed, documenting the use of draft power in the Pemigiwasset Wilderness in Lincoln, NH to remove a steel walking bridge from deep in the wilderness by using log scoots and draft horses. Come enjoy some history of logging lore mixed with present day draft power.
July 4 Flea Market and Pie Sale on the Town Common
July 13 Antique Bottles
Michael George presents a full PowerPoint program, outlining glass making history, local factories (such as Stoddard) and their production and bottle identification. He also offers a show and tell approach to the lecture with a large display of bottles, flasks and glass factory shards and encourages you to bring in items for appraisal.
Aug. 10 New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker NH and the American Clipper Ship Era
Glenn A. Knoblock explores our nation's maritime past with this exciting look at the fastest sailing ships ever built in American. Learn how the clippers evolved, who built them and why, as well as New Hampshire's important role in supplying these antique ships. Learn also about the exciting voyages made, their cargos and the men and women sailing them.
Aug. 22 (Tentative) Dinner with all the fixings and dessert.
Sept. 14 The Bird Pictures of Roger Tory Peterson and KC Hayes
KC Hayes, a professor of biology at Brandeis University and a birding enthusiast, will critique a few of the original Roger Tory Peterson bird illustrations in a compare and contract presentation with current photos he has taken of birds from the Washington area. He will also include examples of his close-up photos of some of our local birds and wildflowers.
Oct. 5
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State
Robert Goodby discusses an archaeological study for the new Keene Middle School which discovered traces of four structures dating to the end of the Ice Age. Undisturbed for 12,000 years, the site revealed information about the economy, gender roles, and household organization of the Granite State's very first inhabitants, and evidence of social networks extending from the Monadnock region hundreds of miles across northern New England.
Nov. 9 Mystery Meeting