The topic for our fifth annual June Speaker Series will be Spirits of New Hampshire. Each Saturday in June, We will explore the fascinating histories of a different beverage brewed, distilled or fermented in our state.
Despite prohibition, the production of such spirits has been a constant in American life from colonial days to present. All of the spirits of New Hampshire – rum, wine, beer and hard cider – have fueled the economy of our state and the lives of its citizens. Join us to see how each is made!
JUNE 4 will kick off the series with RUM. Ron Vars of Sea Hagg Distillery will share the history of rum and how Sea Hagg is bringing rum distilling back to the seacoast.
JUNE 11 brings EricWiswall of Haunting Whisper Vineyard and Spirits in Danbury, who will take us from the vineyard to the table for a perfect WINE.
JUNE 18 is a joint presentation with the NH Humanities Council of Glen Knoblock’s program, “Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of BEER in the Granite State from Colonial Times to Present.”
JUNE 25 we explore the history of Hard Cider. Louisa Spencer, Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Cider.
JULY 9 Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4 PM – Newbury Old Home Day, Center Meeting House open all day.
JULY 31 Sunday, 4:00 PM – Center Meeting House Annual Meeting and NH Humanities program by Maggie Stier: On This Spot Once Stood…Remembering the Architectural Heritage of NH. This program is co-sponsored with the Newbury Recreation Department. Refreshments will follow.
OCTOBER 30 Sunday, 2 PM, Center Meeting House. NH Humanities scholars John and Donna Moody present, A History of Native Burial Grounds: Looting, Destruction, and Protection in NH.
The June Speaker Series, as always, is free and open to all. However, we have changed from a morning program to our new time of 4:00 PM. Each program lasts about an hour and then we invite you for refreshments with the speakers. Donations are always welcome!