Exeter, New Hampshire, was founded in 1638, by the Reverend John Wheelwright and his followers. In this episode of the Exeter History Minute, Barbara discusses how -- and why -- Wheelwright came to establish Exeter in the wilderness of New Hampshire, and then move on to found Wells, Maine, just a few years later. This history minute is generously sponsored by Commonwealth Dynamics, www.comdynam.com.
This map, created by artist Nathan LaMontagne in honor of the anniversary of Lincoln's visit to Exeter, depicts the Academy Building, which burned to the ground shortly after Robert Todd Lincoln attended the school.
This October, we thought we would share some of the "creepier" items from the collection of the Exeter Historical Society. (We have a number of them.) Tune in, as Barbara introduces some of the more "hair-raising", yet relatively common, artifacts found in many historical societies. This Exeter History Minute is generously sponsored by Exeter Hospital, www.ehr.org. To learn more about Exeter history -- or to support the Exeter Historical Society -- visit our website, www.exeterhistory.org.
Tickets are $20 for members $25 for non-members http://bit.ly/DowntonExeterTickets Travel behind the scenes at the Exeter Historical Society to explore everyday life at the turn of the century through a close and unique look at the archival holdings. Join Curator Barbara Rimkunas as she guides you on a journey from the horse and buggy days into the 20th century through this and other collections.
February 2, 2016, 7pm - Gilmancestry: How Can a Genealogy Hobby Help Inform Your View of Local History? - What can we learn about broader local and macro historical questions by focusing upon well-defined, smaller objects in history, such as the individuals and family units in our family trees? In this illustrated presentation, Greg Gilman explores genealogy as microhistory, through the lens of one branch of the Gilman family which first appeared in Exeter in the 1640s.
March 1, 2016, 7pm - New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality - Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of the state a century ago & were the backbone of primary education for generations of children. In this program, Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school, noting that while revered in literature & lore, they actually were beset with problems, some of which are little changed today. Presented in conjunction with CMS.