Program Schedule



All meetings are opened to the public with the exception of the June Reception which is for members only. 


Monday, October 15, 2012

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic:  "Tracking Your House & Land:  A Detective's Quest!"

Speaker:  Jackie Marshall

Location:  Congregational Church of Amhert (Village Green)

Have you ever wondered how old your house really is - or how far back you can trace the history of your land? Please join the Historical Society of Amherst's genealogist Jackie Marshall as she explains how to unlock the secrets of your home & land through deeds, probate, and other historical documents. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, December 10, 2012

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic: "Lafayette and the Farewell Tour"

Speaker:  Alan Hoffman

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)

This program is based on Mr. Hoffman's 2007 translation of Lafayette en Amrique en 1824 et 1825 published in 1829 by Auguste Levassseur, Private Secretary to General Lafayette during his tour.  Mr. Hoffman holds a B.A. degree in History from Yale University and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. He is passionate about American history and Lafayette and spent three years working on this first unabridged English translation.


Monday, February 11, 2013

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic: "Rally Around the Flag: The American Civil War through Folk Music"

Speaker:  Marek Bennett and Woody Pringle

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)

Audience members participate and sing along in an energizing forum as they explore lyrics, documents, and visual images from sources such as the Library of Congress.  Through camp songs, parlor music, hymns, battlefield rallying cries, and fiddle tunes, they examine the folksong as a means to enact living history, share perspectives, influence public perceptions of events, and simultaneously fuse and conserve cultures in times of change.  This dynamic and engaging session features instruments such as banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, accordion, whistle, and guitar, and challenges participants to find new connections between song, art, and politics in American history.  This exciting program is made possible through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council and is free of charge and open to the public.

Monday, April 8, 2013

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic:  "The Other Side of the Midnight Ride. A Visit with Rachel Revere."

Speaker:  Joan Gatturna

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)


Monday, July 8, 2013

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Annual Membership Meeting

Speaker: Society President with special presentations and

announcement of Annual Scholarship Recipient

Location:  Wigwam Museum

Note - This membership meeting is generally scheduled for June, but due to road construction was moved to July.

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