ROSIE'S MOM: Forgotten Women of the First World War

Date: April 24, 2017

Time: 7 P.M.

Location:

Stone School Museum Granite Street Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, American women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful  machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops. In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, asks what impact “the Great War” had on their lives, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War.  

(poster- Library of Congress, LC-USZCA-1421)


Presented by:

Speaker provided by a grant from the NH Humanities Council.  

Carrie Brown  — holds a PhD in American Literature and Folklore from the University of Virginia. She is an independent scholar who also works as a freelance history curator for museums in New
England. She has curated two exhibitions on the Civil War for the American Precision Museum, as well as exhibitions on the history of aviation, the early years of the automobile, and the bicycle. The author of two books and many articles and exhibit catalogs, Brown delights in finding connections between changing technology and the evolution of popular culture.  

 

CHILD LABOR IN NEW ENGLAND

Date: May 22, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:

Stone School Museum

Granite Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

This program explores child labor in New England during the Progressive period from 1890 to 1918 by exploring the child labor photography of Lewis W. Hine and examining his work and travels in the immigrant neighborhoods in the region. The talk explores the relationship between “social photography,” as Hine called documentary photography, and movements for social reform.


Presented by:


Robert Macieski is an Associate Professor of History with fields in 19th and 20th century American social history and specialties in urban, industrial, and immigration history, and the history of race. Professor Macieski has won the UNHM Teaching Excellence Award and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in History at Moscow State University.   Photo is the cover of his latest book, Picturing Class: Lewis W. Hine Photographs Child Labor in New England.

 In telling the story of these photographs, their creation, and their reception, Macieski demonstrates how Hine worked to advance an unvarnished picture of a rapidly changing region and the young workers at the center of this important shift. 

Review: ”Macieski attends to how gender, race, and ethnicity complicate narratives of child labor—showing Hine’s distinctive visual rhetoric for different subjects. The author’s immersion in the reform milieu of the early twentieth century and the primary research done for this book are phenomenal.”—Carol Quirke, author of Eyes on Labor: New Photography and America’s Working Class.

Professor Macieski is affliated with the UNH Speaker’s Bureau

1917 -- NEWMARKET STEPS INTO THE GREAT WAR

Date: June 26, 2017

Time: 7 PM

Location:

Stone School Museum

Granite Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

Monday, June 26th, 7 pm

THE TIPPING POINT & CRISIS ON THE HOMEFRONT

How events in Europe and the Great war affected the daily lifes of the townspeople.

 

The War took over 180 men (and three women) directly into the Armed Forces, leaving  a void on family farms, in the factories and shops for others to fill.  These are stories of sacrifice and hardships, fellowship and a strengthening of neighborly bonds as written  in headlines and articles published in the Portsmouth Herald and the Newmarket Advertiser.   

(photo: Sidney Greene, WW I)

Presented by Michael Provost, New Market Historical Society Board of Director and local historian


Presented by:

Michael Provost, New Market Historical Society Board of Director and local historian. 

MUSEUM SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE -- JULY & AUGUST

Date:

Time: 10 a.m. til 2 p.m.

Location:

Stone School Museum

Granite Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

Vignette  Newmarket’s Victory Parade 11/11/1918

                NEWMARKET IN THE GREAT WAR

A staging of the Town’s spontaneous Victory Day parade, the hanging of the Kaiser in effigy, and display of period posters, Newmarket WW I military uniforms and gear on display.  The Second Saturday in July and August, Shirkey Walker and Susie Beers will hold a knitting demonstration detailing those pieces of military apparel mandated by the State to the Newmarket Chapter of the Red Cross to provide for the troops.


Presented by:

New Market Historical Society Board  of Directors and Newmarket High School Artists

 

A LIBERTY TEA & LADIES' FANS DURING THE GREAT WAR

Date: July 30, 2017

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Location:

 Newmarket Town Hall

Main Street

Newmarket, NH

Fee: $10 for Members, and $15 for Non-Members

A 1918 American “Liberty Tea” as held by many Ladies’ social organizations of the period.   Although the government urged us to “eat local, meatless Mondays, go wheatless, more fruits and vegetables, less white sugar”  many of the things we hear a lot about today Americans did during the First World War.  The United States Food Administration, created in 1917 and headed by Herbert Hoover, campaigned to convince Americans to voluntarily change their eating habits in order to have enough food to feed our military and starving civilians in Europe      However, that did not preclude an afternoon tea in support of our troops.   Partake of a tea with War Time recipes, infused with the American fighting spirit.

As part of our Liberty Tea, will be a display of Ladies’ fans  typical of the War Years. 

Shelly J. Goncalves, our presenter,  invites all atendees to scour thier attics, and bring in their fans from home.  She will identify them and give advice on the best way to conserve and protect them.


Presented by:

Shelly J. Goncalves –  and her personal collection of  Fans: Sequins, Spangles & Sticks .

Shelly is the local membership chair for FANA Fan Association of North America.  FANA is an organization with individual and institutional members who study,
 conserve, acquire and identify antique, vintage and collectible hand fans. Members includes people from nearly every state in the United States plus members in Europe, Canada, Ecuador, Australia and Japan.  Shelly will have just helped organize the North American FANA convention in Chicago in April of 2017.    She will display the fans in the collection of the Historical Society, and encourages her audience to bring in their fans from home.

THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED

Date: September 25, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:

Stone School Museum

Granite Street, Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!


Engraved in bronze on the Newmarket Memorial Bandstand are 180 names of the men and women from town who served in the Great War.  

This presentation is an introduction to just some of the stories behind the names which appear, as well as those names which were omitted  (such as the two young National Guardsmen killed guarding the railroad bridge over the Lamprey River).   As in all wars, there are those who enlisted eagerly or grudgingly  for  pride of service and patriotic duty, excitement of adventure, as  a way of escaping the drudgery of farm and factory work, or  as a path to citizenship.

These are a few stories of those who readily volunteered or were drafted, of family sacrifice, valor, and loss.   

The biographical sketches of these men and women will appear in the military section of our website.  The research has been compiled over the past several years by members 0f the Newmarket Veterans Memorial Trust Committee — Janice and Wayne Rosa, Wil Hamel, and John Carmichael. 


Presented by:

John Carmichael, President of the New Market Historical Society, and member of the Newmarket Veterans’ Memorial Trust Committee.

 

 

THE 1918 FLU PANDEMIC

Date: October 23, 2017

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:

Stone School Museum

Granite Street, Newmarket, NH

Fee: None (Donations always appreciated!)


This presentation covers the 1918 flu pandemic (Spanish Flu) that spread across the world. While World War I did not cause the flu, the close troop quarters and massive troop movements hastened
the pandemic and probably both increased transmission and augmented mutation; it may also have increased the lethality of the virus. It is estimated that 10% to 20% of those who were infected died - 3% to 6% of the entire global population. This pandemic has been described as “the greatest medical holocaust in history” and may have killed more people than the Black Death.

The presenter will address the affect this pandemic had on the town of Newmarket:

In one week alone in October, 1918  there were nine deaths and 25 new cases developed. That was one week in one small town in one corner of the country…image  that magnified world-wide.  


Presented by:

Marion Girard-Dorsey is an assistant professor of history at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches modern world history, wartime propaganda and the history of espionage. Her research work is in the fields of European history, the history of medicine in the United State, history of law, and diplomatic and military history. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University.

Ms Girard-Dorsey is affiliated with the UNH Speaker’s Bureau.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE STONE SCHOOL MUSEUM

Date: December 2, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:

Stone School Museum

Granite Street.

Newmarket, NH

Fee: None. Donations greatly appreciated!

Bring your friends and neighbors to the Stone School Museum and enjoy it all decked out in holiday finery. Learn about the history behind many of our holiday traditions, enjoy refreshments, readings from old diaries,  a special display of old toys from our collection, and shop for Newmarket keepsake gifts.  This year’s Christmas Ornament, a hand written Newmarket historic map, or Chris Hyslop’s pictorial book.  All proceeds from this sale go towards the  preservation of our collection of Newmarket artifacts.

Look for the full day’s schedule of events on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Market-NH-Historical-Society/124908584297738


Presented by:

Board of Directors and members of the New Market Historical Society

Veterans Memorial Trust 4th Annual Golf Tournament Application

Date: June 3, 2017

Time: 8 am, Shotgun start at 9 am

Location:

Rockingham Country Club

Rt 108, Newmarket

Fee:

Application Form


Presented by:

Newmarket Veterans Memorial Trust Committee.  All Proceeds go to the new veterans memorial.