Washington NH Historical Society
Programs and Activities for 2020

Meeting monthly. April through October
Check here for meeting location before going out!!

Meeting Times:
Pot Luck Supper 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Business Meeting6:30 - 7:00 pm
Program 7:00 - 8:00 pm

July 4 Pie Sale at Annual Flea Market on the Common 9-12 (or until sell out)
Homemade doughnuts & Hot Coffee, WHS Merchandise.
July 13
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
Granite State Gallery: New Hampshire Art and Artists Through the Years
Presented by Jane Oneail.
(This is a NH Humanities program)
NOTE!!!! Meeting being held on Zoom! register here.
RESCHEDULED TO 2021 WHS Old Home Days Celebration
August 10
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
Jennie Powers: The Woman Who Dares
Presented by Jenna Carroll.
(This is a NH Humanities program)
New Hampshire is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Woman's Suffrage this month.
Join meeting on Zoom (link will take you directly to the meeting, no registration needed).
September 14 7pm Zoom meeting.

The Washington Historical Society (WHS) is launching a project to document experiences of those living during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

This meeting represents the launch of our own WHS initiative to capture your experiences related to the current COVID-19 Pandemic - entitled "The Marks We Leave Behind." Several of your fellow WHS members will speak first, telling about how people recorded their experiences from prior Pandemics or other shared experiences, and then we will invite you, our friends and neighbors, to share some of your experiences. We'll also tell you how you can add your own COVID-19 related written or recorded stories, poems, artwork, and photographs to our new COVID-19 permanent archive. This archive will be made accessible to future researchers to help them gain a better understanding, in more personal terms, of our experiences during this challenging time.

October 12 7pm Zoom Meeting.
Stories, Stones and Superstitions Presented by Roxie Zwicker, who will speak about decoding the symbolism on ancient headstones, stone carvers, superstitions, and funeral rites and rituals through the ages. She is familiar with our Washington area cemeteries and local images and examples will be included in her presentation.
November 9
New Hampshire Humanties Council Speaker
7pm Zoom Meeting.
The Finest Hours On February 18, 1952, a ferocious nor'easter split the Pendleton, a 500-foot long oil tanker, in half approximately one mile off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Incredibly, just twenty miles away, a second oil tanker, the Fort Mercer, also split in half. On both tankers men were trapped on the severed bows and sterns, and all four sections were sinking in 60-foot seas. Thus began a life and death drama of survival, heroism, and a series of tragic mistakes. NHH presenter Michael Tougias, co-author of the book and the 2016 Disney movie, both entitled "The Finest Hours", uses slides to illustrate the harrowing tale of the rescue efforts amidst towering waves and blinding snow in one of the most dangerous shoals in the world.