Greenland Historical Society, Greenland, NH
Preserve. Educate. Be active.
September 11-19, 2021
“Greenland Old Home Days, 300”
“Greenland Old Home Days, 300” is the title of our Tricentennial. In March of 1721, a warrant article, stating that Greenland should become an independent town and no longer pay taxes to Portsmouth, passed successfully.
Jim Rolston, Town Selectman & longtime GHS member, chairs the Tricentennial Committee.
Dean Katiniotis is another member of the GHS. His original design (below) is seen on all things Tricentennial: Town banners, Greenland hats and T-shirts.
Bluebird Storage in Greenland provides a storage unit for The Hughes Papers. It has been a temporary work site for Mark Willis, historian, and Karen Mason to sort papers and memorabilia. Next phase: file merging. Last January Karen Hayden spent hours helping to sort and identify contents of the 54 boxes.
September 11 – 19
- Saturday, September 11
3:00-4:00 p.m. Future of former Sunset Farm. Program & talk by NHFG & NH Historical Division.
4:30-5:00 p.m. Welcome to Greenland Old Home Days! At the Bandstand.
5:00-7:00 p.m. Don Campbell Band.
- Sunday, September 12
1:00-2:00 p.m. Tours of Community Congregational Church: The parish gathered in 1706.
3:00-7:00 p.m. “A Taste of Italian Wine & Seacoast Art” held at Portsmouth Country Club.
- Wednesday, September 15
5:00-7:00 “Greenland’s History and Parish” Distinguished Panel & Pizza. Pastor Mark Brockmeier, organizer.
- Friday, September 17
6:00-8:00 “300 Years in Music” Piano recital by Samuel Partyka, Music Director, CCCG.
- Saturday, September 18
10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon &
1:30-4:00 p.m. Seacoast Trolley Tours.
5:00-7:00 p.m. “Wine and Cheese Garden Party & Silent Auction” at Weeks Brick House, 1 Weeks Avenue.
- Sunday, September 19–All events from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
*Weeks Brick House Annual Meeting at the Parish House, 44 Post Road.
*Marketplace-Greenland Women’s Club *Games for ALL-Town RecCommittee
“A Little Neglect May Breed Great Mischief”
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost. For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost, And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
Benjamin Franklin included a version of this proverb in Poor Richard’s Almanack in 1758.
We of the GHS are mindful of the fact that something small may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things if its purpose or importance is unclear. When small dots are set in their proper position, the bigger picture takes shape.
GHS Motto: “Preserve. Educate. Be active.”