Thursday, August 18, 2011

Late Summer Genealogy Calendar

Genealogy Club Meeting, 1:30 PM every second Friday of each month at the Rodgers Memorial Public Library at 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 603-886-6030 or

Genealogy Club Meeting, 1 p.m. every 3rd Tuesday of each month, at the Kelley Library, 234 Main St., Salem, N.H. in the Beshara Room. The ongoing group explores genealogy topics and use of the library's online resources. 603-898-7064 or

Jewish Genealogy Nights  - The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston will be holding free sessions on Jewish genealogy at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston on Wednesday nights starting on September 21, 2011 from 6 - 8PM.  For information contact Judi Garner at  or see the website

Fire on the Water: Portsmouth's Kearsarge Sinks the Deadly Confederate Raider Alabama, curated by Richard Adams, at the Portsmouth Athenaeum, in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Through Sept. 17.  For more information, call the Athenaeum at 431-2538. The Athenaeum is a nonprofit membership museum and library founded in 1817.

John Paul Jones: American Naval Hero, Real & Imagined (1747-92), through Oct 31st, Portsmouth Historical Society focuses on their famous historical character for the first time and hosts several Gallery Talks and a fall Symposium to consider aspects of the actual career and folk culture symbolism of John Paul Jones. Adults $6. Seniors/AAA $5, children 12 and under free. John Paul Jones House Museum, 43 Middle St., Portsmouth, Open 7 days 11-5. 436-8420,

Portsmouth Sillouettes, through Oct. 31st.   John Paul Jones House, 43 Middle St., Portsmouth, The popularity of silhouette images peaked in the early 19th century. Several traveling artists, among them William King and William Bache set up shop in Portsmouth for brief periods and offered their services. 436-8420,
Icons of History: Objects that Define New Hampshire, through December 31, 2011 at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 6 Eagle Square, Concord, NH. An exhibition of objects reflecting NH’s rich history, character and culture.   Museum admission required, please see the website or call 603-228-6688.  

Songs of Old New Hampshire, August 21, 2011 1PM, Center Club, East Washington Road, Hillsborough, NH  Contact Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce 603- 464-5858.  Ballads, love songs and comic pieces reveal daily life before movies and sound recordings.  Songs from the lumber camps, sailing ships, textile mills and the war between the states.  Also repeated August 25th, 7PM at the Cathedral of the Pines, 10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, Contact Cathedral of the Pines 603-899-3300. 

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Day,  5 September 2011, Statewide program commemorating the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese War of 1905.. Highlights around Portsmouth include a salute by the Navy at the Naval Shipyard followed by bell ringing throughout the area and beyond at 3:47PM.  A talk on Theodore Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize and the citizen diplomacy of the people of New Hampshire in 1905.  Phone 603-226-2312

Autumn Muster in the Mountains, September 8 – 11, 2011 at the Mount Washington Auto Road, Pinkham Notch, NH  An annual re-enactment of the Revolutionary War, Native American and Mountain Men.  This event includes a demonstration day for school children and the general public, competitions with period weapons, period crafts and cooking.  For more information contact Bob Ross, 603-466-5062 or email

Family Research Day, Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:30 – 4 PM, Lynnfield Family History Center, 400 Essex Street, Lynnfield, MA.  FREE, a full day of workshops, lectures and well known speakers.  ESOG and MSOG will have tables, and several speakers will bring books for sale.  Tickets required, proceeds to benefit local non-profit organizations.  Registration is required, please see the website    This is a wildly popular event, and tickets sell out!  Register early!

2011 Tour of Fairy Houses of Portsmouth, Saturday and Sunday, September 17 – 18, noon – 4PM, Portsmouth, NH, sponsored by the Friends of the South End.  A self guided walking tour of whimsical fairy houses in historical house gardens inside Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park, the Gov. Langdon House and the Wentworth Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses.  See for more information.

Maine Genealogical Society’s 2011 Family History Conference, Saturday, 24 September 2011, at Spectacular Event Center in Bangor, Maine.  $40 for MGS members, $50 for others, $15 for the luncheon.  Send registration to Maine Genealogical Society, c/o Celeste Hyer, 69 Loop Road, Otisfield, Maine, 04270.
Colonial New Hampshire, October 3, 2011, 7PM by Professor Jere Daniell at Stevens Memorial Hall, 1 Chester St., Chester, NH, for more information contact Web Anderson 603-887-4911

Front Row Seat on the New Hampshire Primary, Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7:30 PM at the Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH, FREE, Mike Pride, Editor Emeritus of the Concord Monitor outlines the history of the NH Primary with stories of the 8 presidential primaries he covered while a reporter.  For information email or call 603-883-0015

Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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