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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 9, 2014
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Variety of events will celebrate 'NH History Week' across the state

New Hampshire History Week 2014 will celebrate the state’s rich and vibrant past with painting and photography exhibits, visits to historic sites, Civil War-era music, tours of historic cemeteries and more.

Since 2011, this annual celebration has encouraged historical societies, preservationists, schools, libraries, museums, tourism groups and the general public to celebrate the importance of New Hampshire’s history.

Activities will kick off with a reading of the official New Hampshire History Week proclamation at the State House in Concord on Oct. 16 at 11 a.m.

Additional New Hampshire History Week 2014 events include:

  • “Hooksett Haunts and Spirits,” ghost stories and Head Cemetery Tour, Oct. 17 at Head School in Hooksett;
  • “The Granite Men of Hackett Hill,” a presentation and discussion led by Leo Belisle, Oct. 18 at Robie’s Country Store in Hooksett;
  • The Hardtacks – music from Civil War era, Oct. 18 at Hopkinton Town Library;
  • “White Mountain Photography,” a presentation by John Anderson, Oct. 20 at the Old Town Hall in Campton;
  • “The River that Runs through Our Gate City,” a presentation by Lauri Johnson, Oct. 21 at Nashua Historical Society;
  • "Seven to Save" announcement and village walking tour by the N.H. Preservation Alliance, Oct. 22 in Kensington;
  • A Halloween History Walk, Oct. 25 at Blair Cemetery in Campton;
  • Celebration of the Newichawannock Canal Historic District being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oct. 25 at Wakefield Town Hall in Sanbornville.

Month-long events include Barrington Middle School’s “Messages from the Past: Revisiting the Oral History Project,” the annual 19th Century White Mountain Art Sale and Exhibition at the Jackson Historical Society, and free dockside tours of the historic gundalow at Prescott Park in Portsmouth on Saturdays in October.

For a full calendar of events, visit the N.H. Preservation Alliance website, www.nhpreservation.org, and click on “Celebrate New Hampshire History Week” in the “Recent News” section.

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