Time to get ready, not just for this weekend, but for the big event in 2026 which will mark the 250th anniversary of our Independence Day in 1776.
Today, the American Association for State and Local History released The Field Guide for the Semiquincentennial, Making History at 250. You can find the field guide at this link here.
It inspired me to get started, gathering and reviewing resources, in the Conway Public Library's Henney History Room and looking around on the internet about New Hampshire's role in the American Revolution.
I hope that we can get schools and community groups involved in celebrating this important event. We would certainly be happy to help with any projects.
Did you know that one of the first overt acts of the Revolution occurred in New Hampshire before the "shot heard around the world" in Massachusetts? You can read about it here.
One of the first printed copies of the Declaration of Independence is on display at the American Independence Museum in Exeter New Hampshire.
Do you know who signed the Declaration of Independence for New Hampshire? What military and naval leaders hailed from the State? Where our Revolutionary War soldiers are buried nearby? The names of the signers of the Conway Association Test? Do you know what the Association Test was?
You can find the answers to these and many other questions at the Conway Public Library's Henney History Room.