20 May 2017

June 2: Conversations About Farmington History with Farmington Residents

"Conversations About Farmington History"

Friday, June 2nd
7:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 
Goodwin Library lower level

presented by 
Volunteer Audience Members
Sharing Farmington Stories

We're trying something new at the Farmington Historical Society.  We're going to make history come alive through story telling.  This will be a participatory event in which volunteers in the audience will share their favorite stories about Farmington. Whether it be about past town events, family memories, friendships, favorite objects, come join us and share your memory of Farmington's past. If you just want to listen and learn, that's fine.  No pressure.  Refreshments will be served at 7:00 PM and our program will start at 7:15. You do not have to participate to attend. The program is open to all and all are welcome.
Planning Ahead to Participate?  Plan to take about 3-5 minutes and tell us:
  • Who you are and how long you have been in Farmington.
  • What it is you want to talk about:  object, event, location, time, family, etc.
  • How it relates to Farmington.
  • Why it is important to you.
We would like to capture your stories on video for a documentary we are making, but if you want to share but opt out of recording, you can do so!

Membership Meeting
There will be a membership meeting at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.
The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.

Links to Learn More
Story Corp  We're basing out ideas on the Story Corps project.


Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It with Steve and Sharon Wood at the Rochester Historical Society

"Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It"

The Rochester Historical Society has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present “Abraham and Mary Lincoln: The Long and the Short of It” on Thursday, June 8, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum at 58 Hanson Street in downtown Rochester.
Steve and Sharon Wood, from Claremont, will present “Abraham and Mary Lincoln: the Long and the Short of It," a living history program set in 1861. Having only recently arrived in Washington, the Lincolns are seen spending some quiet time together, reminiscing about the distinctly different paths that led each of them to Springfield, Illinois, where they met, married and began their family. Despite their different backgrounds, they shared strong political ambitions and worked together to secure Lincoln’s election to the Presidency. After the program, the Woods will step out of character and answer audience questions.
Historical presenters specializing in 19th century American history, Steve and Sharon Wood have been researching and portraying the Lincolns since 1995. They are members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters (ALP) and were awarded the organization's Glen Schnizlein Memorial Award for the Best Abraham & Mary Lincoln Team for both 2003 and 2006. Steve took 2nd place in the Lincoln Look-Alike Contest held in Hodgenville, Kentucky in 2000. There is information about their programs at Telling His-Story (and Hers) on Facebook and on their website: http://his-story.atspace.com 
This program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will follow the meeting.
New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire.  They connect people with ideas.  Learn more at www.NHHumanities.org.
For more information, contact the Rochester Historical Society at 603 330-3099 or rochesterhistorical@metrocast.net.