Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Blasts From The Past- The #Museum Of #Farmington #NH #History



We wanted to let everyone know that the collections and archive information for The Museum of Farmington NH History is now online. Those doing the work on the project are all volunteers.  The physical museum and online museum are both operated by the Farmington, NH Historical Society. Right now the online museum has a limited representation of what is available in the full museum collection, but as time goes on, many more items are being added at regular intervals. They have thousands of items to photograph, research, and add to the online museum, so that will take quite some time to manage. It will also take additional time to build more complex exhibits and weave together the stories from people in town. Farmington has a rich history and this project ensures that everyone in town, and those outside, have the opportunity to learn about Farmington's past and present and the people that made it happen. 

Visit the Museum Of Farmington NH History

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What's Going On In Farmington? Puddledock Press Calendar


We noticed that many new people move to Farmington during this time of year and are looking for easy ways to find out what is happening in our town or in the surrounding area. The Puddledock Press Around the Town Calendar is put together, via submission, by the Puddledock Press, the local town "good news,' non-profit, newspaper. It has an agenda view, month view or week view, depending on how you'd like to view the info. It lists local and regional events, nothing broader than that. It is a great way to find out what is going on. The Goodwin Library has a calendar and has a great number of events monthly for children, teens and for adults. Their events are free and open to the public. The Town of Farmington has a site with tons of general and specific information, and a calendar as well, with all municipal events, board meetings, etc included. The town also provides an option to be notified for various municipal happenings via e-mail and text message.  It is best to find any Farmington school information on the SAU 61 site. As you can imagine there is always something going on at one of the schools, their after school activities, or summer programs. Farmington also has two Facebook groups the Farmington Community News and the Farmington Community Forum. The main difference between the two, beyond the number of members, is that the News is for, just that news and information.The forum is the place for broader discussion or controversy. Many of non-profits in town have their own websites and social media pages and the town website has a page, created by the Economic Development Committee, devoted to a listing of businesses & services in town. We hope this will help you find some of the things you need. Welcome to Farmington, NH!











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One Action NH & ME Calendar


A Great tool and resource to help keep track of activities of progressive political interest in NH & ME. Check out the One NH Calendar for "...actions on civil rights, human rights, LGBTQ support, workers rights, environmental justice and more." You can submit your own events or subscribe to receive updates from other contributors.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Farmington Historical Society-October 6

"The Forgotten Side of the American Revolution"

Friday, October6th

7:00 pm
in the Henry Wilson Museum 

Goodwin Library lower level

presented by 
Jeff Durell
Revolutionary War Reenactor-Social Studies Teacher



Jeff Durell has been a historical reenactor for thirty years. His program will consist of telling the forgotten side of the American Revolution through the eyes of the British Soldier. The program will include stories, a manual of arms, and a display of the kit and accouterments of the British Soldier while in service in America. Jeff welcomes questions from the audience and promises an interactive and engaging experience. When not reenacting Revolutionary War battles, or presenting as his alter ego, the, Dreadful Grenadier, Jeff teaches middle school social studies in Barrington.


Membership Meeting

There will be a Farmington Historical Society membership meeting prior to the presentation at 6:00 PM.  A meet and greet with the presenter along with light refreshments will begin after the meeting at 7:00, with the program starting at 7:15 PM.

The public is welcome to attend all our meetings and programs.  Consider joining the Historical Society and helping preserve and protect Farmington History.  Annual membership dues are $5.00.



Links to Learn More

Revolutionary War Reenacting    http://www.revolutionarywarreenacting.com/







Revolutionary War Reenactment Sturbridge Village, MA  2015    https://youtu.be/Xghy2LjV-JI







 
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Granny D. The Power Of One- One-Woman Play By Dixie Tymitz


Granny D: The Power of One

Throughout October, communities across New Hampshire will be treated to performances of “Granny D: The Power of One” a play which portrays the efforts of one woman to draw attention to the need for campaign finance reform and her contention that money in politics had betrayed our representative democracy.

The play chronicles the 1998 cross country walk, at age 89, by Doris ‘Granny D’ Haddock, a lifelong New Hampshire activist, from Santa Monica, CA to Washington, D.C. The trek included crossing more than 1,000 miles of desert, climbing the Appalachian Range in blizzard conditions, and even skiing 100 miles after an historic snowfall made roadside walking impossible.

Actress and playwright Dixie Tymitz brings Haddock and her legendary feat to life. Tymitz, who received Haddock’s blessing for the project, quickly worked to study her subject’s mannerisms. Reflecting on what inspired her she joked, “Doris ruined my life as it was, because I never could say again that I was too old to make a difference. She was as willing to give her life as any soldier. I feel compelled to tell her story.”

Being show at the following venues:













 NH Rebellion-Granny D: The Power of One


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Goodwin Library-October 26th-The Capital Crime of Witchcraft

The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What Primary Sources Tell Us

Thu, Oct 26, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Margo Burns explores an array of prosecutions from 17th century New England, demonstrating how methodically the Salem Court worked. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, and other cases against women in colonial New England. This is a free event funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities,Council. Goodwin Library 422 Main Street Farmington, NH 03835
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Vision. Action. Community.

The Farmington Democrats believe that equality of opportunity can be achieved through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision of social justice.