Program Schedule



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


Monday, October 7, 2013

6:30 to 8:00 pm

Topic:  "NH Cemeteries and Gravestones"

Speaker:  Glenn Knoblock

Location:  Johnson Room of the Amherst Town Library

Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock, and learn how to read the stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire.

This program is made possible through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council’s Humanities on the Go Program.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 9, 2013

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic: "Our War: A New Look at New Hampshire in the Civil War"

Speaker:  Mike Pride

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)

Mr. Pride will cover human stories about the war covering subjects from the battlefield to the home front, politics, medicine, journalism, love, and loss.   He will also cover Amherst’s contribution to the war.

Monday, February 10, 2014

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic: "The Secrets of Cellar Holes"

Speaker:  Adair Mulligan

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)

Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, and old foundations.  Mulligan will explore the rich story to be discovered in what remains behind.  Mulligan holds a master’s degree from Smith College and is the author of “The Gunstock Parish, A History of Gilford, New Hampshire.”  She is the executive director of the Hanover Conservancy, and has served for 20 years as conservation director of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions.

Monday, April 14, 2014

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic:  "Fascinating Restoration Projects of 2013"

Speaker:  Bill Veillette, Northeast Document Conservation Center

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)


Monday, June 9, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Annual Membership Meeting

Speaker: Society President with Special Presentations

Location:  Wigwam Museum


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