Tag Archive: history

May 26

On the Trail of NH State Dog, the Chinook

Join us for Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook, a presentation by Bob Cottrell covering the colorful history of this athletic breed of dog. This event will be in memory of Tug, Bob’s Chinook, who passed away recently. Thursday, June 1st at 6:30 p.m.             …

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Aug 12

Allagash Tails and Tales

  Allagash Tails and Tales  Presented by Tim Caverly  Thursday, August 21st at 7pm Narrated by author and former ranger supervisor Tim Caverly, this free program includes music, scenic and historic photographs from Maine’s north woods, and Tim’s personal stories.. Canoeing down the river, you will experience the Allagash in a whole new way! The …

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Apr 09

Sanbornton Historical Society Program: What Do You Do with an Old Graveyard?

  On Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7pm, the Sanbornton Historical Society will open its season of educational programs with an event at the library, “What Do You Do with an Old Graveyard?”. The public is invited free of charge, and Society members will provide refreshments.   New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association (NHOGA) members Richard …

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Feb 17

Happy Presidents’ Day!

  Presidents’ Day is celebrated annually on the third Monday in February in honor of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays, which are both this month. The holiday began in 1879, when an act of Congress implemented a Federal Holiday for government offices in Washington, DC entitled George Washington’s Birthday. In 1885, it was expanded …

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Jan 31

Lunar New Year

Friday, January 31st marks the Lunar New Year – often referred to as “Chinese New Year,” since it is most commonly associated with China. Actually though, a number of countries celebrate Lunar New Year – amounting to one in six people in the entire world! The date of Lunar New Year changes from year to …

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Jan 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

As we are closed on Mondays, we thought that today would be appropriate for a belated celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To commemorate the holiday and honor Dr. King and his work, here’s a sampling of materials the library has available about this famous figure. As this week is supposed to be extra …

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Jan 10

Treasures from the New Hampshire Room #8

Research Tools One of the uses of the New Hampshire room is as an incredible resource for research. You can explore local, state or even national history. Another specialized area of discovery is ancestry research, and we have many thorough genealogies chronicling either specific towns or prominent families.               …

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Jan 09

February Book Club Selection

Sanbornton Public Library’s book group will next meet at 7pm on Wednesday, February 19th. The next selection will be Desert Queen : The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach. Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) explored, mapped and excavated the world of the Arabs. She was also the first woman to earn a first-class degree from …

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Dec 26

Happy Boxing Day!

The day after Christmas is traditionally known as Boxing Day and observed in the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and some other Commonwealth countries. The tradition dates to the Middle Ages and is when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box,” from their bosses …

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Dec 21

The Winter Solstice

Today, December 21st 2013, is this year’s Winter Solstice. It is the shortest day of the year andd afterwards the days will begin to lengthen again. The Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere is also the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. A range of observances throughout history and all over the world are connected …

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