NH History http://nhpr.org en Historical New Hampshire: Cultural Highlights In The Southern Counties http://nhpr.org/post/historical-new-hampshire-cultural-highlights-southern-counties <p>New Hampshire is often advertised as a state filled with natural attractions, famous for our mountains (Mt. Washington and Mt. Monadnock are both known world-wide), lakes, and rivers. But the state is filled with historical landmarks as well, which Lucie Bryar covers in her book <a href="http://www.powells.com/biblio/61-9781626194236-0"><em>Exploring Southern New Hampshire: History and Nature on Back Roads and Quiet Waters</em></a>. Here are some of the cultural attractions in southern NH you may not have heard about, but that you’ll definitely want to check out.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:38:46 +0000 Molly Donahue 52444 at http://nhpr.org Historical New Hampshire: Cultural Highlights In The Southern Counties 226 Years A Swing State: N.H. Ratified The Constitution 226 Years Ago Saturday http://nhpr.org/post/226-years-swing-state-nh-ratified-constitution-226-years-ago-saturday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some things never change in New Hampshire – including our position as a battleground state. In 1788, eight colonies had ratified the constitution – but nine were needed to establish the United States of America.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:42:52 +0000 Emily Corwin 50595 at http://nhpr.org 226 Years A Swing State: N.H. Ratified The Constitution 226 Years Ago Saturday Candy, Cashews & Continuity: 100 Years At Marelli's http://nhpr.org/post/candy-cashews-continuity-100-years-marellis <p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">Marelli's</span><span style="font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Market in Hampton celebrates its centenary with a new book and a museum exhibit.</span></p><p style="margin-right: 0.01in; margin-bottom: 0in;"> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:25:38 +0000 Michael Samuels 45371 at http://nhpr.org Candy, Cashews & Continuity: 100 Years At Marelli's Town Meeting Vs. SB2 http://nhpr.org/post/town-meeting-vs-sb2 <p>The town meeting has often been called “the purest form of democracy,” and for more than three centuries, it was how New Hampshire local government was conducted.&nbsp; Residents would gather on the second Tuesday in March – a convenient “down time” for farmers and loggers.&nbsp; They’d deliberate for hours on budgets, and do a fair bit of socializing as well.&nbsp;&nbsp; But more recently, attendance at town meetings steadily waned.&nbsp; And so, about 20 years ago, the legislature gave towns a new option called Senate bill two.&nbsp; This approach split the traditional process into two pa Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 45313 at http://nhpr.org Town Meeting Vs. SB2 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns http://nhpr.org/post/250-years-making-stories-13-new-hampshire-towns-0 <p>In a year-long series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields has traveled all across the Granite State, learning the unique stories of these towns and how their tales also reflect the broader narrative of new Hampshire history.</p><p><strong>GUESTS:</strong></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:08:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40653 at http://nhpr.org 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns http://nhpr.org/post/250-years-making-stories-13-new-hampshire-towns <p>In a year-long series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields has traveled all across the Granite State, learning the unique stories of these towns and how their tales also reflect the broader narrative of new Hampshire history.</p><p> <u><strong>GUESTS:</strong></u></p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 40205 at http://nhpr.org 250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns Re-Creating A 19th Century Thanksgiving http://nhpr.org/post/re-creating-19th-century-thanksgiving <p>On September 28, 1863, <a href="http://www.librarycompany.org/women/portraits/hale.htm" target="_blank">Sarah Josepha Hale</a> of Newport, New Hampshire, wrote a letter to President Lincoln.&nbsp; The author of <em>Mary Had A Little Lamb</em> and one of America’s first female novelists wrote, "The subject is to have the day of our annual thanksgiving made a national holiday."&nbsp; Lincoln, a great observer of the wisdom of others, quickly agreed and in 1863 Thanksgiving became our third national holiday alongside Washington’s birthday and Independence Day.&nbsp;</p><p>NHPR’s <strong>Sean Hurley</strong> set out to discover what Thanksgiving was really like during Sarah Josepha Hale's time. His tack: participating in a 19th century re-creation at the <a href="http://www.remickmuseum.org/" target="_blank">Remick Country Doctor Museum</a>.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:20:00 +0000 Sean Hurley 39206 at http://nhpr.org Re-Creating A 19th Century Thanksgiving The Smithsonian's Annual Museum Day Live http://nhpr.org/post/smithsonians-annual-museum-day-live <p>Everybody can benefit from taking a field trip. And here’s your chance… this Saturday is Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live. Follow this link: <a href="http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/" target="_blank">Smithsonian's Museum Day Live</a> to download a free ticket that will get you and a guest into any participating Smithsonian museum, including the McCauliffe-Shepard Discovery Museum in Concord, the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire in Manchester, and the <a href="http://www.strawberybanke.org/" target="_blank">Strawberry Banke</a> museum…where you can learn – among other things – about Portsmouth’s long love affair with beer.&nbsp; And while brewing may not be the focus of 7<sup>th</sup> grade class trip, there is plenty more to learn at Strawberry Banke.</p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:50:01 +0000 Virginia Prescott 35548 at http://nhpr.org The Smithsonian's Annual Museum Day Live Communities Celebrate Old Home Day http://nhpr.org/post/communities-celebrate-old-home-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">August is the month when towns all over New Hampshire hold their Old Home Day festivals, featuring fair food, games, entertainment, and kid-friendly events.&nbsp; Saturday was the big day for Pembroke, south of Concord.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 33771 at http://nhpr.org Communities Celebrate Old Home Day Depression-Era Pool At Center Of UNH, Durham Debate http://nhpr.org/post/depression-era-pool-center-unh-durham-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the heart of a heated debate between <a href="http://unh.edu" target="_blank">UNH</a> and Durham residents is a swimming pool.&nbsp; During the Great Depression, the pool was built over a popular pond as part of the New Deal.&nbsp; Now,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the university is pushing to upgrade its facilities and downsize the pool.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 31716 at http://nhpr.org 1763: A Landmark Year In New Hampshire History http://nhpr.org/post/1763-landmark-year-new-hampshire-history <p>This year, 13 New Hampshire towns are celebrating their 250th anniversaries.&nbsp; As part of a new series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields will travel to each of these places, learn more about their founding and find the unique stories buried within their borders. But before we do, we begin with a look back two and a half centuries to the year 1763. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:30:05 +0000 Keith Shields 23449 at http://nhpr.org 1763: A Landmark Year In New Hampshire History 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves http://nhpr.org/post/234-years-later-committee-passes-bill-emancipate-14-slaves <p>Back in 1779, 20 slaves made the case for their freedom before the New Hampshire General Court.&nbsp; After noting it wasn’t the right time, the body postponed the decision “to a more convenient opportunity.”&nbsp;</p><p>Lawmakers never took that opportunity, and 14 of the petitioners died as slaves.&nbsp;</p><p>But on Wednesday, a Senate committee unanimously passed the bill.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:03:52 +0000 Amanda Loder 23212 at http://nhpr.org 234 Years Later, Committee Passes Bill To Emancipate 14 Slaves