Sunday July 21, 7:00pm
“Banjos, Bones & Ballads”
Renowned traditional musician Jeff Warner, among the nation’s foremost performers and interpreters of traditional music, sings
for us. Jeff’s songs, rich in local history and a
sense of place, brings us the latest news from the
Review--Jeff Warner gave a riveting performance of folk songs of local and southern origin while playing the banjo, guitar, spoons, bones, concertina, and Ozark Harp. The many children in the audience had the opportunity to try out the instruments, and all enjoyed his historic photographs of folk musicians. (July 2013)
Tuesday August 20, 7:00PM
"The History of Yacht Clubs in New Castle"
Long time local sailor Edmund Tarbell speaks
on the history of Yacht Clubs in New Castle and
racing on the Piscataqua River.
Review-- Edmund Tarbell regaled us with exciting and humorous tales of his sailing experiences on Piscataqua from the age of 13, including stories of sailing from Marblehead to Nova Scotia and Bermuda. He recounted a history of the various sailing clubs on the Piscataqua.
Sunday September 22, 3:00PM
“The Herbalist Garden and High Tea”
John Forti, Curator of Historical Landscapes at Strawbery Banke. A nationally recognized garden
historian, ethno botanist and heirloom specialist,
John Forti blows the dust off time-honored yet underused garden remedies, artisanal foods and horticultural practices.
Review-- If teacups could talk, they would tell you the "High Tea" at the New Castle Historical Society Museum was a delightful experience for the 56 people in attendance. John Forti entertained the crowd with his energetic talk on herbs and their medicinal qualities. The museum event was a huge success where friends shared a pot of tea, dainty sandwiches, luscious sweets and thoughtful conversations.
Tuesday October 15, 7:00 PM
NCHS Annual Meeting, followed by Carol White,
who will read excerpts from “History of New Castle” by Anna Bell White. This book was recently published
by Carol White. Copies of this delightful history are currently available for sale at the Old Library Museum.
Contact: Nancy Borden 603-436-4132
Location: The Old Library Museum