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Life at a One Room NH School program for Meredith Historical Society

MEREDITH — For many of us September marks the real beginning of a new year as children and teachers return to the classroom. On September 2 at 7 p.m. learn what school life was like in New Hampshire's rural one-room schoolhouses a century ago. Steve Taylor will speak at the Meredith Historical Society on the romance and realities of school life in a small town.

How were teachers recruited? How were they paid? Who determined the curriculum or maintained the school building? How involved were the towns or citizens in decision-making? Was it really so much simpler than today and the time of "Dear Old Golden Rule Days"?

Steve Taylor's life has been spent as a scholar, farmer, journalist and public official. He lives in Meriden, NH where he operates a dairy and maple farm. He has been a newspaper reporter and editor, and for 25 years served the state as Commissioner of Agriculture. He has been a lifelong student of the state's rural culture and was the first Executive Director of the NH Humanities Council.
This program is free and the public is welcome. The Meredith Historical Society and the Meredith Public Library are pleased to co-host this program at the Historical Society building, 45 Main St. The presentation is presented through a grant from the NH Humanities Council. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 279-2275.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 10:01

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Local police to play charity softball game

GILFORD — The Gilford Police Relief Association will be competing in a Charity Softball Game against members of the Meredith Police Association and featuring: members of the New England Patriots Alumni on both teams. The game will be held on Sunday September 7th, at 3 p.m. at Robbie Mills Field in Laconia. All contributors during the recent fundraiser received complimentary tickets to this event.

Admission is $10 and tickets will be available at the gate the day of the game.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:54

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Gallery in Meredith announces Nature Journal workshops begining Aug. 29

MEREDITH _ The lakes gallery at chi-lin  is getting a facelift beginning outside with new signs and an easier to find entrance. Beautiful Ming wooden doors have been installed inside the gallery in anticipation of a tea cafe to complement the satori tea garden. Both current exhibits, New England landscapes to Live With I & A Time of Flowers are extended through Labor Day to accommodate all the changes, with a second part of the landscape show this fall.
Two Nature Journal workshops are coming soon—the first on Friday, August 29th & the second Friday, September 26th. Both are from 10—3:30. The cost for either all-day workshop is $85 and all materials are included.

This Fall Carol Ann Morley is returning with Botanical Sketching in Pen & Ink and Drawing Skills. Italic & and now, Copperplate, calligraphy classes are in the planning stages along with workshops revolving around tea & wellness
including The Romance of the Ancient Arts, exploring the relationship of fragrance & tea.

The gallery is located at 17 Lake Street in Meredith and is open Tuesday—Saturday from 10—6, Sunday 1—4. For additional
information call 279-8663 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:47

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Groton Historical Society to learn about N.H.'s state dog on Oct. 5

GROTON — Groton Historical Society will host a free NH Humanities Council program entitled "Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State Dog, the Chinook" on Sunday, October 5 at the Groton House located at 754 North Groton Road. The program will begin at 2 p.m.
This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell will cover the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of NH. Cottrell will be accompanied by his own Chinook, Tug. Refreshments will be served.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 August 2014 09:36

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