04 May 2018

Rochester Historical Society -That Reminds Me oa A Story by Rebecca Rule-May 10th

The Rochester Historical Society has received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to present That Reminds Me of a Story by RebeccaRule on Thursday, May 10, at 7 PM at the Rochester Historical Society Museum at 58 Hanson Street in downtown Rochester.  Stories speak to us of community. They hold our history and reflect our identity.  Becky has made it her mission over the last 20 years to collect stories of New Hampshire, especially those that reflect what's special about this rocky old place. She'll tell some of those stories, her favorites are the funny ones, and invite audience members to contribute a few stories of their own. From Pittsburg to Peterborough (Peeta-burah), Becky is out and about telling and gathering stories with a strong dose of good old-fashioned Yankee humor (humah). She loves to laugh and to get others laughing, too.

Becky is a full-time writer, humorist, and storyteller.  She hasn't visited every town in the Granite State, but pretty close — speaking at libraries, historical societies, rotaries, clubs, church groups, and charitable organizations. Some of her talks are sponsored by the NH Humanities Council, which named her one of 40 Over 40, that is, one of 40 NH folks who over the past 40 years of the Council's existence "have demonstrated what it means to create, teach, lead, assist, and encourage human understanding."

She is the author of eleven books, including N is for New Hampshire. Her other titles include: Headin’ for the Rhubarb: a NH Dictionary (well kinda) and Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire as well as the children’s picture book, The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever. For ten years she hosted "The New Hampshire Authors Series" on NHPTV. She currently hosts "Our Hometown" also on NHPTV.

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.



Martha Fowler

President

Rochester Historical Society






 

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