Programs and Events

The Lisbon Area Historical Society conducts programs and events in furtherance of the Society's commitment to inform and educate the public concerning the history of the Towns of Lisbon, Landaff and Lyman as well as the surrounding White Mountains region.

Dori Hamilton presented a wonderful program, "Sheep to Shawl" after the Society's Annual Meeting on January 18, 2017. There was a full house at the meeting space in the Shared Ministry's White Church in Lisbon. Dori's spinning wheel is pictured center right. Those present enjoyed a demonstration of the process of carding and spinning wool.. There was also a table of information about sheep and sheep farming, tools of the trade, photographs, and beautiful items made by Dori and her friends from her sheep's wool.

Dori Hamilton presented a wonderful program, "Sheep to Shawl" after the Society's Annual Meeting on January 18, 2017. There was a full house at the meeting space in the Shared Ministry's White Church in Lisbon. Dori's spinning wheel is pictured center right. Those present enjoyed a demonstration of the process of carding and spinning wool.. There was also a table of information about sheep and sheep farming, tools of the trade, photographs, and beautiful items made by Dori and her friends from her sheep's wool.

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On June 15, 2016, the Lisbon Area Historical Society was pleased to host a New Hampshire Humanities Council program on the history of dog sledding and the role of New Hampshire's State dog, the Chinook . At left is Cary Clark, LAHS Board of Trustees member introducing presenter Bob Cottrell and his Chinook, "Tug."

On June 15, 2016, the Lisbon Area Historical Society was pleased to host a New Hampshire Humanities Council program on the history of dog sledding and the role of New Hampshire's State dog, the Chinook . At left is Cary Clark, LAHS Board of Trustees member introducing presenter Bob Cottrell and his Chinook, "Tug."

A good crowd attended our "Chinook" program at The Shared Ministry's White Church in Lisbon, and enjoyed "Tug" and his black Lab cohort "Fenway" (not pictured) while listening to NHHC presenter Bob Cottrell.

A good crowd attended our "Chinook" program at The Shared Ministry's White Church in Lisbon, and enjoyed "Tug" and his black Lab cohort "Fenway" (not pictured) while listening to NHHC presenter Bob Cottrell.

250th Anniversaries of Lyman, Lisbon & Landaff

Our three towns were chartered by the Governor of the New Hampshire colony in the following years:  Lyman - 1761, Lisbon - 1763, and Landaff - 1764.  On September 11, 2011, the Society participated in the Town of Lyman’s 250th Anniversary Celebration by  promoting the area's rich heritage, making available local history  books, and sharing information concerning membership in the Society.  It is expected that Lisbon and Landaff will also schedule special events as their 250th anniversaries approach. 

Learn more about the LISBON 250th CELEBRATION planned for Saturday, August 10, 2013

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Whitcomb's Corps of Independent Rangers re-enactment group visits Major Benjamin Whitcomb's grave at Salmon Hole Cemetery on July 2, 2011.

Cemetery Walk at Salmon Hole Cemetery

During the September 2011 Lisbon Fall Festival of the Arts celebration, the Society hosted a Cemetery Walk at Salmon Hole Cemetery, the resting place of many of the area’s earliest settlers, including French and Indian War and Revolutionary War veteran, Major Benjamin Whitcomb is buried.  Early settlers portrayed during the Cemetery Walk were Ruth Sherman (1797-1875), Civil War veteran Benera Sherman (1834-1899), Lydia Morse (1805-1850), Sally Ticknor Bishop b. 1749, and Mary Webster Emery (1767-1831).  

Other Recent Programs

Society programs have included storyteller and humorist Rebecca Rule; early American music provided by Jeff Warner; an antiques appraisal event; a talk by Libby Payne on the history of the Ogontz White Mountain Camp for Girls, old-time fidder John MacIver, Dick Hamilton, President of the Old Man of the Mountain Restoration Fund, and a very informative presentation by representatives of the New Hampshire Fish & Game Coverts Project on the considerable changes in the make-up of wild animal populations and plant life in the region over the past three centuries.

John MacIver, old -time fiddler (at right) is joined by Shorty Boulet, Gary Young, and Helen Sargent.

c.1930 painted curtain

Painted Curtain Restoration Project

Working closely with the Town of Lyman, the Society has recently rescued a c.1930 painted curtain and plans to seek grant funding for its restoration.

Local History Displays

The Society also puts on public displays of photos, documents and other objects from the Society's growing collection of historical materials.   During a recent Fall Festival For The Arts, we presented at the Historic Lisbon Railroad Station & Museum an exhibit about S. D. Morgan, a prolific Lisbon architect of fine homes and White Mountain Resorts.  Another special event there during the 2012 Lilac Time celebration was a display of "Lisbon Then and Now" photographs.  In addition, the Society continues to display in the Railroad Station a rotating exhibit of interesting historical items from the Society's Collections.  

2010 Lilac Time “Lisbon Now and Then” display at the Lisbon Historic Railroad Station and Museum

Architectural Fun Facts

An architectural fun facts hunt was held during the 2010 Lisbon Regional School Alumni Reunion.

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