SONGS OF EMIGRATION: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music

Date: March 23, 2020

Time: 7 P.M.

Location:

Newmarket Town Hall

186 South Main Street,

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

Our first program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities.

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, a frequent headliner at the Stone Church, a teacher and historian displays in the context of these songs, the Irish immigrant experience that evolved  into New England’s musical repertoire.


Presented by:

 Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki on acoustic fiddle and guitar.

NOTICE:    This presentation will follow our first business meeting for the new year

TEA - Annual Fundraiser

Date: April 19, 2020

Time: 2 PM

Location:

Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium

186 South Main Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

We listened.  During our past few teas we asked our patrons if they would prefer another time of the year, rather than the hot summer months for our tea.

Most preferred springrime.

We have scheduled our Annual Tea Fundraiser for Sunday, 19 April 2020  (the Sunday after Easter) at the Town Hall Auditorium.

The 19th is appropriate as our speaker will focus on Womean’s History, Sufferage  and passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.


Presented by:

UNH Associate Professor Nicolette GullaceUNH Associate History Professor, Dr. Nicolletta Gullace, has an extensive background in women’s history in Victorian Britain, WWI, and feminism in modern European history. She has published numerous books including The ‘White Feather Girls’: Women’s Militarism in the UK …”where the suffrage movement was split by the Great War.  Most often remembered are the pacifists, but the militant history of feminist war supporters in Britain, and the audacity of the ‘White Feather Girls’ who shamed young men into enlisting.”

UPPITY WOMEN

Date: April 27, 2020

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:

Newmarket Town Hall

168 South Main Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.   Our “Uppity Women” program is a celebration of Newmarket’s Women over the past centuries who were selected for their unique contributions to the town’s history.  They were artists, authors, journalists and photographers, teachers, politicians, Olympians, and astute businesswomen, many of which were  considered to be Newmarket’s “firsts”. 

(photo: Harriet Carpenter, was one of the very first woman in New Hampshire to volunteer as a Navy Yeoman in the Country’s first female enlistment program at Portsmouth Navy Yard in WW I.  She was the first woman from Newmarket,  shortly followed by her sister Esther.)

 


Presented by:

Our presenter,  Attorney Patti Blanchette, is herself a Newmarket First… the  first woman elected to represent Newmarket in the New Hampshire Legislature, who then went on to become the first woman president of the New Hampshire Bar Association.

OUR ITALIAN GREEN GROCERS

Date: May 18, 2020

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:

Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium

186 South Main Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None (Donations always appreciated!)

Between 1904 and 1929 Newmarket had three Italian Green Grocers working from horse-drawn vegetable wagons and shops on Main Street .  All grocers and were immigrants: Darius Marriotti, Giacomo “Jimmy” Marelli, and Vincero Cieri specialized in fruit, confections, hot roated peanuts, soda, cigars and vegetables.  The shops were run by their extended families. 

Marelli’s was the only store to continue on after the mills closed; it outlasted the depression and WW II …..open for 107 years until it closed in Oct 2017.

The Museum will display all summer  some family and store memorabilia, clothing, portraits and cigar making equipment, as well as a collection of  stories written by Edna Ellen Mariotti, daughter of Darius — courtsey of the Mariotti, Losielle and Marelli families, and the remaining Marelli store, still open in Hampton, NH.   


Presented by:

John Carmichael, local historian, and members of the Mariotti and Marelli families.

SCHOOL'S OUT

Date: June 22, 2020

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location:

 Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium

186 South Main Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: $20 for Members, and $25 for Non-Members

A historic overview of Newmarket’s school system, with highlights of town education from colonial times to recent years: 

  • 18th century education, including Wentworth Cheswell’s school before the Revolution

  • Newmarket’s many different school districts, till the closing of the last one-room school house after World War I

  • The year without a budget in 1870 — stemming from controversary over the new Town Hall; this led to fisticuffs and immediate shutting down of Town Meeting.  With no budget passed for education, private tutors established schools in their living rooms.

  • A look at attitudes toward education…then and now.

(photo: Stone School, 1923)


Presented by:

Kristin Carmichael, retired teacher and life member and Board of Director of the New Market Historical Society

MUSEUM -- OPEN HOUSE -- JUNE, JULY, AUGUST & SEPTEMBER

Date:

Time: 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location:

Stone School Museum

3 Granite Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

The Museum opens Sunday June 14th  at 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. which co-incides with the outdoor  Farmers’ Market.

On display are selected photographs, clothing, letters, diaries, cigar making implements and newspaper articles from Newmarket’s three Italian Green Grocers:

Darius Mariotti, Giacomo “Jimmy” Marelli, and Vincent Cieri  —

 


Presented by:

DIGGING INTO NATIVE HISTORY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Date: September 28, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:

Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium

186 South Main STreet

Newmarket, NH un

Fee:

ON THE LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH, SEP 28th  7 PM —

Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go “underground,” concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth’s surface. 


Presented by:

Dr. Robert Goodby is a professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University and has spent the last thirty years studying Native American archaeological sites in New England.   He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society, a former Trustee of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, and served on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs. In 2010, he directed the excavations of four 12,000 year-old Paleoindian dwelling sites at the Tenant Swamp site in Keene.

SCOUNDRELS, RETROBATES AND YANKEE JUSTICE: A Visit To The Darker Side Of Newmarket

Date: October 26, 2020

Time: 7:00 PM

Location:

Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium

186 South Main Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

 As the dried leaves start  rustling in the streets and the moon shines bright in late fall evenings, it’s important to realize that Newmarket has had  its fair share of sinners, so join us as we visit three hundred years of local lore and legend. This program promises to be poignant, chilling, laughable , and sometimes grisly as we learn some of the darker side of our heritage.  Subjects will range from the infamous (and yet lovable) Henry Tufts, The Chicken Thief, The Slaughter House, Unreturned Love, and being sentenced to “Remove Yourself From Newmarket Within 24 Hours”  along with many more!

(photo: the old Elm Block in 1905, at the corner of Elm Street & Nichols Avenue, a scene of adultrous rage, revenge, and bloody murder)


Presented by:

Our Presenter is New Market Historical Society Board Member Michael Provost, who will dig deep into his collection of the peccadilloes of former Newmarket residents and share some of their  stories .  Michael is a long time Newmarket resident, local historian,  and is noted for his walking tour of “Murder, Mischief, Mishaps, and Mayhem: Tales of Old Newmarket”.  Special thanks are also extended to John Carmichael, who has also caught the “spirit” and continually adds to Michael’s collection as he pursues his own research on local history

WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION

Date:

Time: To Be Announced

Location:

Stone School  Museum

3 Granite Street,

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

DATE IN OCTOBER  TO BE ANNOUNCED

Open House and a special event feature of unique artifacts from Newmarket’s past:

The Folsom clock — made by Newfields craftsmen, it first took up residence in Josiah Folsom’s Hersey Lane home around 1822.   (Five years later his daughters would carry the clock to safety as the house burned down.)    Recently restored,  it is now part of the Haines Family Collection at the Museum. 

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Dr. Towle’s car (displayed—weather permitting—by current owner Loret Simonds of Keene, NH)

Dr. Towle’s car — In 1935, longtime Newmarket physician George Towle purchased a Pontiac with a “Doctor’s Addition” (a completely outfitted medical bag in its own compartment).  Dr. Towle died within months of the purchase, and his new Pontiac passed through several owners before settling into its current rather pampered existence in Keene.


Presented by:

The Board of Directors of the New Market Historical Society 

 

 

MAKING PIEROGI -- HANDS ON CLASS

Date: November 14, 2020

Time: 1 - 5 p.m.

Location:

Newmarket Community Church Kichen

137 Main Street

Newmarket, NH 

Fee:

Polish Cooking For the Holidays, Saturday, November 14, 1:00-5:00 pm, Newmarket Community Church Kitchen

New Market Historical Society Board Member Michael Provost will take you through pierogi making, share a sample tasting menu, and Polish Holiday Traditions. Each class member will leave with approximately 2 dozen pierogi that they have made, and recipes for a full Polish Christmas Eve gathering.

Class size is limited, and each attendee must bring their own small cutting board (at least 12 by 16 inches), an apron,  and a rolling pin. A pre-payment of $25 is required to register for this class. Any proceeds will benefit the Stone School Museum. This class is brought to you through the cooperation of the Newmarket Community Church. It is suggested that you reserve your spot early! Class is limited to 20 people.In conjunction with the Newmarket Community Church, the Historical Society is sponsoring a hands-on Pierogi Class.  


Presented by:

Michael Provost, past owner of Mike’s Cafe, caterer, and cook of all things Polish will teach this course.   After our Polish program last fall, presenter Michael Provost has been asked by several members to teach a class in Polish cooking.   We will using the kitchens of the Community Church.  Attendees will take home what they make.  Classes are limited, and a fee will be charged to cover materials.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Date: December 5, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 03:00 PM

Location:

Stone School Museum

3 Granite Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee:

Holiday Open House 

Saturday, December 5th,   10 a.m. til 3 p.m.

Stop in to see our new displays.

Our old dolls and toys will re-appear.

We will again offer holiday fare, and unique gift items for sale.

This year we again feature a large dollhouse built and fully furnished with hand crafted items by Forrest Shorrey for his wife Dot for their 40th anniversary in 1986. Their children donated this special piece of folkart in October 2019 to the Historical Society. 


Presented by:

Historical Society Board of Directors 

SANTA PUB CRAWL

Date: December 12, 2020

Time: 07:00 PM til 11:00 PM

Location:


Downtown Newmarket

SEVERAL PUBS

AGAIN JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION

Fee: $20.00

Photo from our 2019 Pub Crawl,  

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Revelers stroll throughout downtown dressed in holiday gear.  

With the exception of “Grinch” — No “Grinch” is permitted.

Visit Newmarket’s several pubs and taverns and spread joy and good will up and down Main Street.

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The Historical Society truly appreciates the support of all who participate in this fundraiser, which has become an annual event (last year we sold out).  All proceeds go directly toward the preservation and acquisition of items for our permanent collection.  

Updated info to be published at a later date.

 


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