Mon, Jan 15|
WHS January Meeting with Alan Rumrill's Presentation: Ponds, Power, and People: A History of Highland Lake
Historian Allan Rumrill will share the fascinating story of Highland Lake's transformation from muddy ponds to the beautiful body of water it is today. Although an RSVP is not required to attend, your response does allow us to send you an event reminder and any other important updates.
Time & Location
Jan 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
About the Event
This Event is Free and Open to the Public!
Ponds, Power, and People: A History of Highland Lake
With historian and author Alan Rumrill
Highland Lake is one of the largest bodies of water in southwest New Hampshire. When the first European settlers arrived in the area 250 years ago there were only three muddy, shallow, brush lined ponds where the lake is located today. Highland Lake is now a magnet for visitors from near and far who come for recreation, relaxation, clean water, and natural beauty. The transformation from muddy ponds to Highland Lake is a fascinating story of ponds, power, and people.
Alan Rumrill has served as the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, NH, for over 40 years. An historian with focus on the Monadnock region, Alan has authored 9 books on regional art and history, has done over 1000 local history presentations, and prepares 3 media features each week: Monadnock Moments (WKBK -Keene, NH, Mystery Photo (Monadnock Shopper), A Moment in Local History (Keene Sentinel). His most recent book, Monadnock Originals: Colorful Characters From New Hampshire’s Quiet Corner, is a tribute to the bountiful history of New Hampshire’s “forgotten corner" and was released just this year. In 2023 the American Association for State and Local History honored Alan Rumrill with its national Award of Excellence for Individual Achievement.