Springfield Historical Society, Inc.


Springfield, New Hampshire


Established 1794

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Our Organization


President: Donna Denniston
Vice-President: James Bednar
Secretary: Sara Ellis
Treasurer: Brandt Denniston

Board Members:

Alice Nulsen - 3 yr. term
Trudy Heath - 2 yr. term
Janet LeBrecht - 1 yr. term

Museum Committee:

Gertrude Heath, Chair

Audit Committee:

Leigh Callaway
Gene Venable
Elizabeth Lundberg

Programs - James Bednar

Newsletter & Historic Sites - Donna Denniston

Cards, Books & Raffles - Gertrude Heath



Upcoming in 2019:

Thursday October 11, 2018, 7:00 pm, "Pleasures of the Parlor: Playlists from a Victorian iPod" by Marya Danihel

Thursday July 12, 2018, 7:00 pm, "Returning North with the Spring: Retracing the Journey of Naturalist Edwin Way Teale" by John Harris

Thursday October 12, 2017, 7:00 pm, "New England Quilts and The Stories They Tell" by Pamela Weeks

Thursday July 13, 2017, 7:00 pm, "The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking?"

Saturday July 8, 2017, 9:00 am registration and 10:00 am start, Ramble Round the Lake Fundraiser- Registration Form -pdfs/Rambleround/2017 RUN FORM.pdf

Thursday October 6, 2016, 7:00 pm, "Contra Dancing: Then and Now" by Mr. Dudley Laufman

Saturday July 9, 2016, 10:00 am, Ramble Round the Lake Fundraiser- Registration Form - Sponsored by Durgin & Crowell Lumber Company, Inc.

Thursday July 7, 2016, 7:00 pm, "Moved & Seconded: Town Meeting in NH; A NH Humanities Program" by Rebecca Rule

Thursday April 7, 2016, 7:00 pm, "Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row for Paupers" by Steve Taylor

Thursday Oct 8, 2015, 7:00 pm, "Brewing in New Hampshire: An informal History of Beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to Present" by Glenn Knoblock

Thursday July 9, 2015, 7:15 pm, "The Social Black Bear" by Ben Kilham

Thursday April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm, "Classical Guitar by Springfield resident Gary Robinson"

Thursday January 8, 2015, 7:15 pm, "Four Centuries of Fishing in NH: Yankee Character, Yankee Priorities" by Jack Noon

Thursday October 9, 2014, 7:00 pm, Slideshow and stories on moose and other wildlife by Rick Libbey

Thursday July, 10, 2014, 7:15 pm, Mr. Paul Wainwright "New England Colonial Meeting Houses"

Thursday April 10, 2014, 7:00 pm, Marcia Schmidt Blaine "Saving the Mountains: NH and the Creation of the National Forests"

Thursday January 9, 2014, 7:00 pm, Adair Mulligan "A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes"

Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:15 pm, Jeff Warner, "Songs of Old New Hampshire"

Thursday July 11, 2013, 7:00 pm, Michael J. Tougias, "Overboard: A True Bluewater Odyssey of Disaster and Survival"

Thursday April 11, 2013, 7:00 pm
Bob Cotrell, "Harnessing History: On the trail of NH State Dog- the Chinook "

Thursday January 10, 2013, 7:00 pm
Kevin Gardner, "Discovering New England Stone Walls."

Thursday October 12, 2012, 7:00 pm
"Stories of the man who built Woodcrest in 1902 and made a world of difference in Washington D.C.", Abram Lisner, Guest Speaker

Thursday April 12, 2012, 7:00 pm
"The Social Bear", Ben Kilham, Guest Speaker
Thursday April 14, 2011, 7:00 pm, "Backyard Wildlife"

Thursday July 7, 2011 7:00 pm
"A Night of Music with Two Old Friends"
Featuring Mac McHale and Emory Hutchins
Humanities to Go, program NH Humanities Council

Thursday October 13, 2011 - 7 pm
The Making of Stawbery Banke
J. Dennis Robinson, presentor
Humanities to Go, program NH Humanities Council


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