Hundreds have attended our local history fairs in the past, and this year’s is sure to be another
blockbuster. The afternoon will include exhibits by historical groups and local history authors (email us if you'd like to be one of them), as well as the following featured events:
2 pm-3 pm: Nashua: Then and Now
Don Himsel’s Imagine Nashua: Then & Now column in the Telegraph features old photos within recent ones of the same locations. Meet the photographer, find out how he gets his shots, and share some conversation about Nashua history. If you have old photos of the city, bring them along to share, talk about, and maybe have featured in a future column.
2 pm-3pm: Notes on Some Killings
We think of New Hampshire as a serene state, but even here grisly crime occasionally rears its head. Former WMUR reporter-turned-true-crime-writer Kevin Flynn discusses his books about New Hampshire murders committeed in the recent past. Toadstool Books will be on hand to sell Flynn's book, and other titles of interest to local history buffs.
3:30 pm-4:30 pm: Preserving Family Collections
Discover practical steps for preserving papers, photos, books, and other materials for future generations. Frances Harrell from the Northeast Document Conservation Center will show you how to display, store, and care for your family collections.
3:30 pm-4:30 pm: Civil War High Tech
It’s the 1860s, and a rural New England farm boy joins the military to put down the southern rebellion. Everything he’s supplied with—from a set of off-the-rack clothes to a cup of coffee, not to mention a complicated rifle—is new to him. Join Civil War re-enactor Bob Duffy as he recreates the culture shock
experienced by military recruits of the era.
2 pm-3 pm and 3:30 pm-4:30 pm: New Hampshire on My Mind
Singer/songwriter Jim Barnes’ New Hampshire–flavored music speaks of days gone by: apple-pickin’ time, Sunday drives, and an early revolution in Newcastle. With songs like “Trouble at the Dump” and “The
Day the Old Man Fell,” Jim’s music is steeped in the lore of the Granite State.