Published DateALTON — The Alton Historical Society program for July 16 will feature Darryl Thompson of Gilmanton Iron Works.
His presentation, "The Shaker Legacy", will include the Shaker contributions to agriculture, craftsmanship, industry,medicine, furniture design, music, religious thought, and mechanical invention. Thompson will also share some of his personal memories of the Canterbury Shakers.
The program will begin at 7 p.m. on the lower level of the Gilman Library. At 6 p.m. there will be a special meeting of Historical Society members to discuss the future of the society since some Executive Board members, in leadership positions, are retiring in October.