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July 2018

Look to the future, reflect on the past

Common Heritage Grant – 2017

What began as an application for a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in May, ended up being the spark that re-booted the Greenland Historical Society in October of 2017. Interest to preserve local history remains high in Greenland, NH.

The Society’s first project dealt with a vast manuscript written by Paul F. Hughes, Greenland, A Pleasant Abiding Place, that was based on original research compiled by his parents, Paul C. and Anna Hughes, and himself.

In December 2017, Leonard Schwab completed the digitization of the 12 volumes of single-spaced pages by Hughes, nine volumes of text and 3 volumes of index. The work is now available to an online audience.

Mission and Activities.
In December 2017, members identified 3 broad goals and activities: 
1.) Preserve. Digitize documents from the original GHS and add more. 
2.) Educate. Foster appreciation for history in general and local history in particular. 
3.) Be Active. Make the past come alive. Support Greenland’s 300th Anniversary Committee.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

Izaak Walton