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Schedule of Events 2017

The Historical Society announces the following events for 2017. Please be aware that some of the events fall on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday. Unless otherwise indicated, all events will take place in the Great Room (Meeting Room) of the Hills House at 7:00 PM. Please mark your calendar and join us whenever you can!





May 24


7:00 PM

Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting and Election of Officers


June 15


7:00 PM

Digging Into Native History in New Hampshire

With speaker Dr. Robert Goodby:

Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go "underground," concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth's surface.  


June 25


4:00 PM

Hudson Historical Society Auction

Come join us for dinner, games, silent and live auctions and more!







August 23


7:00 PM


Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to the Present


Glenn Knoblock explores the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs. Unusual and rare photos and advertisements document this changing industry and the state's earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state are also discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Illustrations present evidence of society's changing attitudes towards beer and alcohol consumption over the years. Whether you're a beer connoisseur or a "tea-totaler", this lecture will be enjoyed by adults of all ages.






September 30


9:00 AM

4th Annual Lumberjack Show!






October 21


10:00 AM

Cemetery Tour

Back again! Join us for a guided tour of the cemetaries of Hudson. You provide the transportation, we provide the expertise!



Please note the date change!

November 8


7:00 PM

Our National Thanksgiving: With Thanks to President Lincoln and Mrs. Hale

Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport, NH native, tells the story of her 30 year effort to have Thanksgiving declared a national holiday. President Abraham Lincoln enters at the end of her tale to read his 1863 Thanksgiving proclamation. Sharon Wood portrays Hale and Steve Wood portrays Lincoln in a living history presentation following background about their characters and the times.