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Spring Lecture Series: Natural Disasters in New Hampshire (SOLD OUT)

Natural disasters have marked New Hampshire and its people throughout the centuries. In the wake of these catastrophes, Granite Staters have had to marshal all their characteristic Yankee ingenuity to rebuild and go on, but disasters have also served as catalysts for great change in the state, whether clearing the way for a new industry or compelling increased government action in the management of the state’s resources. At heart, though, these tragedies have served to remind people of the power of nature and our reliance on the land we call New Hampshire. This five-lecture series will include talks on the year without a summer (by historian Howard Coffin), the Willey Slide (by Professor Marcia Schmidt Blaine), the twenty most significant storms that changed the state (by WMUR meteorologist Kevin Skarupa), the 1903 fires in the White Mountains (by forester David Govatski), and the Hurricane of 1938 (by author Stephen Long).

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. This five-lecture series is held on consecutive Thursday nights. Admission is free for Society members, but registration is required. The cost for nonmembers is $50, which includes a one-year membership to the Society. Visit or call Member and Visitor Services Coordinator Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621 to register by telephone with a credit card.

Date & Time
  • Weekly on Thursday
  • Apr 12, 2018 through May 10, 2018
  • 6:00PM
More Info
  • Event Website
  • 603-228-6688
  • Members free; nonmembers $50 incl. a one-year membership
  • Nature & Outdoors Laconia/Lakes Region Concord/Bow/Hopkinton/Canterbury Manchester/Southern NH Seacoast White Mountains

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