The Making of Strawbery Banke
Presentation by J. Dennis Robinson
Join us on Friday, May 24 at 10:30 for a special presentation by J. Dennis Robinson on the history of the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H., in conjunction with the Recreation Department bus trip to visit Strawbery Banke on Wednesday, May 29. Ship model of the USS Constitution, which spent time at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, courtesy of the Old Country Store of Moultonborough. J. Dennis Robinson is the author of "Strawbery Banke: A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making," shown at left.
DISCOVERING NEW ENGLAND STONE WALLS / KEVIN GARDNER
WEDNESDAY MAY 29 7PM
Kevinís informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. He explains how and why
New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous
New England landscape. Other topics may include: differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, a discussion of restoration tips and techniques, and information about design, acquisition of materials, preservation, and analysis. There is always a generous question-and-answer period, during which listeners are encouraged to bring up specific problems or projects on their own properties.
Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.
Since the publication of The Granite Kiss, Kevin has presented his program at dozens of historical societies, bookstores, and town libraries all over
New England, including
Village, the NH Historical Society, Castle-in-the-Clouds,
Boston's Arnold Arboretum, and many, many more.
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In honor of Memorial Day and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, here is a view of a local monument to honor the 12th NH Volunteers, in which many Moultonborough men fought in the Civil War.
Company G of the 12th had the most men from Moultonborough of any New Hampshire unit. 320 members of the regiment were killed, or died of wounds or disease. Their engagements included Fredericksburg, the "Mud March," Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and the siege of Petersburg and the Mine Explosion, as well as the occupation of Richmond.