The Nashua Historical Society
Preserving the Past for the Future



The Nashua Historical Society will be closed on the following days in observance of these holidays.

Holiday Calendar 2017

January 2 - New Years Day observed (Monday)
January 16 - Civil Rights/Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)
February 20 - Presidents Day (Monday)
May 29 - Memorial Day (Monday)
July 4 - Independence Day (Tuesday)
September 4 - Labor Day (Monday)
November 11 - Veterans Day (Saturday)
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day (Thursday)
November 24 - Thanksgiving Friday (Friday)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Monday)

All programs are presented at The Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH

Speare Museum Changing Exhibit Case - located just inside the Speare's front entrance.
This month Robert Garneau is displaying his collection of U.S. 1st Day of issue commemorative stamps. And also on display is the world's first postage stamp. The scarce Penny Black. It was issued in Great Britain in 1840. Every collector's dream, so come in and see this rare stamp for yourself. Since Mr. Garneau's collection has grown extensively over the years this will be a "revolving" display.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The Capital Crime of Witchcraft:
What the Primary Sources Tell Us This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when nineteen people were hanged and one crushed to death, but also examines a variety of other colonial witchcraft cases in New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Free and open to the public through a grant from the NH Humanities’ Humanities to Go! Speaker’s Bureau.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Wrecks of Winnipesaukee
Hans Hug has dived all over Winnipesaukee, bringing side scan sonar with him when he searches. He has located more than 70 wrecks in the lake including large pieces of the original steamer Mt. Washington, captured hundreds of images on side scan sonar and photographed and videotaped many of the wrecks. He will present a brief video of one of his ship wreck dives along with photographs and sonar images of wrecks. There will be lots of times for questions. 
Free and open to the public. Seating is limited

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. Motivating the WWII Home Front via Magazine and Radio Advertising
Our final program of the fall will compliment Veterans Day. Cal Knickerbocker will be talking about the advertising messages that were designed to inspire participation in the war effort. He will play many radio public service “spots,” as well as show and discuss a number of magazine ads which illustrate this concerted effort.
Free and open to the public.

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Feel free to check out The Nashua Historical Society's changing exhibit case at Nashua's City Hall.