Tuesday, November 18, 2014

More Presidential events

From our friends in Wonalancet

A Special Evening of Theatre in Wonalancet

We have a unique, one-time, up-close and personal opportunity to meet two colorful, opposite but equally influential 20th century politicians in the flesh…

Calvin Coolidge and James Michael Curley will be portrayed by Michael Robbins and John Gallagher, Curley’s step-grandson “on-stage” at the Wonalancet Union Chapel Saturday, November 29th at 7:30pm

Experience first-hand the relationship between the soon-to-be President Calvin Coolidge and the four-term Mayor of Boston, James Michael Curley renown for his profligate corruption and his great personal charm.

Coolidge regarded Curley as an out and out crook who robbed the city blind. Curley, who served two separate terms in jail and characteristically referred to himself by name, expressed it differently: “Some people call it “grahft,” Curley calls it the milk of human kindness.”

This theatrical production has been performed in and around Boston, but this is a first for the Wonalancet Chapel!

There is no set fee for admission. Goodwill offerings will go toward the on-going maintenance of the Chapel.

The Chapel will be warm.  Seating is limited.  Come early.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Franklin Pierce turns 210

The only President hailing from New Hampshire will turn 210 soon. A great resource to learn about Franklin Pierce is from the book project led by our own Brian P. Wiggin, yes the one who was on the cover of last week's Conway Daily Sun. The book is available at your local library. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Conway Historical Society newsletter available online now!

You can find the most recent Conway Historical Society newsletter at their website, www.conwayhistoricalsociety.org. Simply follow the menu for two years of archived newsletters. Older editions can be found at the Conway Historical Society and the Henney History Room of the Conway Public Library.

Monday, November 10, 2014

TEM and Gabriella White Program Tuesday Nov 11 at 7pm at Salyards Center

Carol Saunders will present a program on her ancestors, the artists, TEM and Gabriella White at 7pm at the Salyards Center in Conway. 

Here you can see the artist Benjamin Champney chatting with TEM and his wife Gabriella. Come and learn more about this gentleman who would whistle entire operas while he worked!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Native American History Program

Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 7pm Cook Library. Tamworth. David Stewart-Smith. Smith discusses how French and English exploration resulted in strong Native American tribal alliances in southeastern Maine, coastal and central New Hampshire, and the north shore of Massachusetts. These relationships became known as the Pennacook alliance, when Passaconaway, the chief of the Pennacook, rose to power and placed his family in the mainstream of colonial interaction. The program concludes with King Philip’s War and events just prior to 1700. A New Hampshire Humanities Council program. FMI call 603-323-8510