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For history lovers


Saturday, April 15, 2017
Concord For history lovers

The spring issue of Historical New Hampshire contains two articles about the successes and failures of New Hampshirites parleying with Asian governments and American philanthropists to further their causes. Toby Finnegan explores the career of Portsmouth’s Edmund Roberts, the first American diplomat sent to Vietnam. Susan Siggelakis outlines the delicate negotiations involved in the construction of the UNH’s Hamilton Smith Library. The issue also includes book reviews on topics, including the Isles of Shoals art of Childe Hassam, New England’s historic theater curtains, Cpt. John Smith’s 1614 voyage, the New Hampshire lottery and Mount Kearsarge in Merrimack County. The publication is a benefit of membership in the New Hampshire Historical Society. Copies for purchase are available in the society’s online store or by calling 228-6688.

Concord Challenge Trump

Climate activists will challenge reversals by President Trump to climate protections on April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the State House. The family-friendly rally will highlight health impacts, local and national climate trends, Native American stories and student leader voices, as well as policy experts. Activities include hand drumming, creating kid-friendly posters, contacting decision makers, creating local teams and waving signs. Dogs must be on leashes. Please register at sc.org/pcm. Speakers will include: Andru Volinski, executive councilor; Sterling Chase, Native American advocate; Jorgie Ingram of Kearsarge Changing Climate Change; Jerry Curran of New Hampshire Sierra Club; and Rebecca Whitley of Moms Clean Air Force. For more information, visit peoplesclimate.org.

Concord Grange awards

Concord Grange 322 will hold its awards night on Monday at 7 p.m. at the I.B.E.W., 48 Airport Road. Members are asked to bring blonde brownies and congo bars for the baking contest being held that evening.

Andover Meet the alpacas

The Andover Institute, an arm of the Andover Community Association, will offer a guided tour of Skyeview Alpacas, the oldest alpaca farm in New Hampshire, on Saturday at 10 a.m., at the farm at 102 Wilmot Center Road in Elkins. The tour is free. Led by Skyeview owner Sue King, the tour is the latest in a series of Institute “space explorations,” designed to introduce local residents to venues “off the beaten path.” Participants may drive to the farm on their own or join in carpooling from the Andover Town Hall parking lot at 9:30 a.m.