Current and Upcoming Events
The Society is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-4 and Saturdays from 9-1.
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Thursday, August 15 • 6:30 pm
“Footsteps behind Him on the Road"
An Updated Look at Abraham Kimball's Encounter with the Indians
Until recently, the only known account of the capture by Indians of Abraham Kimball (1742-1828), “the first male white child born in Hopkinton,” came from second-hand information gathered by Alonzo J. Fogg in the 1870s which was published in 1880 in the Hopkinton Times and in 1890 in C.C Lord’s Life and Times in Hopkinton, N.H. However, discovered a short time ago at the NH State Archives is a letter in essence dictated by Abraham Kimball himself in 1823 on just this topic. Local historian Steve Thomas will share this letter and follow Kimball’s captive footsteps. Sponsored by NH Humanities.
Sunday, August 18 • 2 pm
Twist, Tie, Knot: Indigenous Textiles of the Northeast
Vera Longtoe Sheehan will lead a lively discussion about ancient Abenaki textile traditions that persist into modern times. Sheehan will draw on her independent research and her family traditions using regional plants to make clothing and bags. Sponsored by NH Humanities.
Tuesday, August 27 • 6:30 pm
The Abenaki: The First Travelers
Lynn Murphy, Abenaki elder, educator, and basket-maker, will present a program on the ancient history and enduring presence of First Nations people. Her program will trace their journey from a pre-contact subsistence lifestyle, emigration to Canada, assimilation with the White population in New England, into present day. Sponsored by NH Humanities.