Program Schedule for 2013
Programs begin at 7:00 pm at the Gilman Library
April 16, 2013
Russ Wilder of the Belknap Range Conservation Coalition will give us a view of the unique natural environment found in the Belknap Mountain Range with scenes from some of the 70+ miles of hiking trails found in the 31,000 acres as they work to save the Recreational and Scenic Values of the Belknap Mountains.
May 21, 2013
The four finalists in Miss Griggs 8th grade History class will present their projects on some aspect of Alton's history that they have researched. Students have conducted research at the Alton Historical Society Museum and the Gilman Library. Their oral presentations will be accompanied by visuals. Prizes will be awarded.
June 18, 2013
Carol Lee Anderson, author of History of Gunstock: Skiing in the Belknap Mountains, tells the story of the development of today's Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, NH. She documents the challenges and heroes who worked so hard to create what we have today.
July 16, 2013
The Shakers have made many ingenious contributions to agriculture, craftsmanship, industry, social and religious thought and mechanical invention. Darryl Thompson will tell us about these and share some of his personal memories of the Shakers.
August 20, 2013
Paul Richardson has spent four years working with the Milfoil Committee and the Department of Environmental Services to eliminate and control milfoil on all bodies of water in New Hampshire. They have surveyed all of Alton's water sources and Paul will let us know what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done.
September 17, 2013
"Harnessing History: On the Trail of NH State Dog, the Chinook." Bob Cottrell tells how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and the role that the Chinook played. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions. This is the story of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire.