Greenland Historical Society, Greenland, NH
Preserve. Educate. Be active.
September 11-18, 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.
- February 6, Saturday. 1:00 p.m. Program on Zoom. “Humor in 19th C. New England”
Jo Radner. NH Humanities To Go.
- April 12, Mon. 11:00 a.m. GHS Board Mtg.
GHS Board to meet with Cory Riley, Great Bay Reserve Manager, and Nadine Miller, Division of Historic Resources, to hear plans for the Emery Farm project.
- April 17, Saturday. 1:00 p.m. Program on Zoom. “Digging into Native History in NH”
Robert Goodby. NH Humanities To Go.
- September 11-18. “Greenland Old Home Days, 300.” Self-guided tours of local sites. Map & Info available at Town Offices.
- The GHS Board collaborates with other civic groups to bring more of Greenland to more people in Greenland and beyond. We encourage everyone to become acquainted with the following: Black Heritage Trail of NH, Tide Mill Institute, and Weeks Brick House.
“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.”