LISBON AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS 

1964-2014

 

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 at 6:30 pm at The Shared Ministry's White Church on South Main Street in Lisbon, the Lisbon Area Historical Society is happy to present HAPPY TRAILS, an illustrated talk on hiking the New Hampshire and New England Mountains. Dr. Joel Nyberg, a member of the LAHS Board of Trustees, and his hiking companion Richard Arsenault, will discuss many of their adventures while trekking the forty-eight New Hampshire and the sixty-seven New England mountain peaks that are in excess of four thousand feet. It may be of particular interest that when they completed their quest two years ago, Joel was 78 years of age. The presentation is open to the public and there will be no charge for admission. Refreshments will be served after the program.  Signed copies of their book HAPPY TRAILS will also be available. For more information email info@lisbonareahistory.org    or call 603-444-3964

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016 at 6:30pm, at the White Church on South Main Street in Lisbon, Lisbon Area Historical Society will host the New Hampshire Humanities Council program, "History of Dog Sledding and the Role of New Hampshire's State Dog the Chinook," by Bob Cottrell. This FREE program is made possible through a grant from New Hampshire Humanities Council and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For  more information, email info@lisbonareahistory.org or call 603-444-3964. Bob Cottrell is pictured below with his Chinook, "Tug." Click on Programs and Events at left for more pictures.

NH Humanities presenter, Bob Cottrell and his Chinook, "Tug"

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm, Lisbon Area Historical Society President, Andrea Fitzgerald, will be the featured speaker at the first program during this summer's Littleton Public Library Summer Author Series hosted by the local publishing company, Bondcliff Books. Andrea will be speaking about her book, Celebrating 250 Years, A Pictorial History of Lisbon, Lyman, and Landaff, New Hampshire, written on behalf of the Lisbon Area Historical Society and published in 2013. She will share dozens of images from her book, such as the rare image below. The program will be held at the Littleton Public Library on Main Street in Littleton, N.H. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 444-5741.

Sprinkling Lisbon's dirt Main Street with water in the late 1800s - this and many other great images will be shown during Andrea Fitzgerald's program based on her book at the first program of this year's Littleton Public Library Summer Author Series.

Sprinkling Lisbon's dirt Main Street with water in the late 1800s - this and many other great images will be shown during Andrea Fitzgerald's program based on her book at the first program of this year's Littleton Public Library Summer Author Series.

c. 1913 Class Picture of Business Leaders of Lisbon, N.H., by Lisbon photographer Irving James. Click on story below (under Recent News) about these men and their part in the tremendous growth of Lisbon from 1850 into the early 1900s.

c. 1913 Class Picture of Business Leaders of Lisbon, N.H., by Lisbon photographer Irving James. Click on story below (under Recent News) about these men and their part in the tremendous growth of Lisbon from 1850 into the early 1900s.

One of many interesting items in our collection: c. 1800s keys to the Moore Peg Mill. Read more about our amazing collection below (under Recent News) by clicking on the Do You Know What's In Our Museum? article. 

One of many interesting items in our collection: c. 1800s keys to the Moore Peg Mill. Read more about our amazing collection below (under Recent News) by clicking on the Do You Know What's In Our Museum? article. 

Recent News


News
The Ballad Lives!

DON’T MISS IT! FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 at 7pm

THE BALLAD LIVES!  - In celebration of summer song, Poet, Balladeer, and former Portsmouth Poet Laureate, John Perrault will present a free program of traditional and original ballads along with New England story songs at the Shared Ministry’s White Church on Main Street in Lisbon on Wednesday, July 15 at 7pm, hosted by Lisbon Area Historical Society in conjunction with NH Humanities Council. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7pm, The White Church, Main Street, Lisbon 

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As an active participant in the new www.whitemountainhistory.org project, the Society has put online images of many items from our Collections, including several 19th Century houses in the area.  To see those images, go to http://www.whitemountainhistory.org/Lisbon_Area_HS.html. For more information, see "Collections".

Our books and maps (Great Gifts!!!) can be purchased at our public events or by contacting us at any time.  To see these items and how to acquire same, go to "Publications".

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved in the work of the Society or have any questions regarding our organization.   We welcome any suggestions as to how the Society might better achieve its goals.