Sunday, March 29, 2015

Learn about the Pullman Palace railroad car Gertrude Emma!

Robert Todd Lincoln was President of the Pullman Company when they built this railroad car in 1898. It is now the pride and joy of the Conway Scenic Railroad. The Gertrude Emma is probably the oldest Pullman Palace Car Co. product in North America that is still carrying passengers on a regular basis. Learn all about it from railroad enthusiast Dwight Smith at our April program, all aboard!

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Location: The Salyards Center For The Arts, Lower (Rear) Level. 110 Main Street, Conway NH
Time: There will be a potluck dinner at 6pm followed by a short business meeting at 7pm, a 50-50 raffle and the presentation.
Don't miss this one!
Come, bring a dish to share (entree, side, salad or dessert).
Bring a friend and bring a dollar or two for a raffle ticket or two but, most important, be there!

Conway Historical Society
100 Main Street, PO Box 1949
Conway, NH 03818

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Washington Spied Here ... Learn all about it

7 pm Madison NH Public Library.

Based on recently discovered historical materials and recent books, this program by Douglas Wheeler is an inquiry into the life and death of America's first spy, the patriot-martyr, Nathan Hale, of Coventry, Connecticut. Wheeler takes audiences on a journey through the spy world of the Culper Spy Ring of New York, Long Island and Connecticut, the most secret of the American spy rings and the most successful in getting useful intelligence to General George Washington beginning in 1778, two years after Hale's tragic execution by the British. The Father of our country was also our first Intelligence Chief. The program is illustrated with images of the main places and dramatis personae of this unusual network of patriot secret agents and couriers.

Location: Madison Library,1895 Village Rd., Madison
For more information see George Washington Spied Here Madison Library

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Learn how to write your story with Thatcher Freund, March 19th at 6:30pm at the Conway Public Library. For more details see our newsletter. Conway Public Library Newsletter

Thatcher gives talks around the country about the power that stories have on our lives and why it's so important for people to tell their stories - not just in the form of memoirs but by writing diaries and recording oral histories and finding ways to preserve their Facebook pages and Instagrams and Tweets.This talk focuses on how fundamental stories are to human beings, where, for example, researchers at Yale and Northwestern have theorized that we are literally nothing except a collection of stories; that every thought we have is a story; that every conversation consists of trading stories back and forth; and that civilization owes its existence to our ability to tell stories and pass them down.