History Alive! – Winter 2022

News from History AliveRandom baseball and railroad photos

We’ve prepared a lot of interesting events for the History Alive weekend.“  Steve Taylor is our Project Advisor for our theme of Travel/Transport thru the Centuries. Sherry Gould is our Abenaki advisor (Most Abenaki events will happen at Kemp Park).“ “  We have two specific requests:

  1. Are you a railroad buff? History Alive needs someone who loves railroads to help pull together the photos that are in the Museum. We had Charles Martin, author of Rail Trails in NH ready to come speak, but he is very sick, so we need someone who already knows other railroad buffs in NH to help us find a good alternative speaker. None of us on the HA steering committee have expertise in this area.
  2. Are you a baseball buff We need someone to pull together the photos and other paraphernalia of baseball from years ago. Since the Essex Vintage Team that came last year can’t come due to a national gathering/competition of vintage baseball teams scheduled in Providence, RI the same time as History Alive, we’ can’t get a vintage team to come. Joe Clement from Henniker, who used to be a pro player in Houston Astros, suggested we could gather alumni or former players from Henniker versus Hillsboro to have a fun game this summer instead. Contact Marian or Laurie if interested in helping us.
  3. On July 11th at 7 PM at Fox Forest, we’re planning to have Sherry Gould come to speak on what is known of Abenaki history in Hillsboro and Washington. Washington Historical Society is willing to co-sponsor this event with HHS or History Alive, as a precursor to History Alive. Anyone who has any artifacts, or has ideas of possible rock formations that might be of importance to Abenaki history are welcome to bring photos with them.


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