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November Meeting

Merrimack Historical Society Meeting

November 21, 2023, 6:00 PM, #3 Schoolhouse
10 Depot Street, Merrimack, NH 03054

6:00 PM Open Doors Beverages and refreshments served.
6:15 PM Pledge of Allegiance
6:20 PM President’s Address John Lastowka

Minutes approval from last month’s meeting, an update on projects our teams are working on and Meet & Greet overview with fellow Historical Societies. Annual holiday Christmas Party
6:30 PM Treasurer Report Larry Shower
6:35 PM The New MHS Store Larry Shower, Lynda Tomasian
6:40 PM The MHS Christmas Party Barbara Watson
6:45 PM The VP’s Tidbit Chuck Mower
6:55 PM Motion to adjourn business meeting.

7:00 PM Guest Speaker: Kevin Gardner
Kevin is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH. He has been a stone wall builder for forty years, and is the author of “The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls” .

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls?
Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls,
the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along
the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.