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Merrimack Historical Society Meeting, May 21

Merrimack Historical Society Meeting

Agenda – May 21, 2024 – 6:00 PM – #3 Schoolhouse 10 Depot Street, Merrimack, NH 03054

6:00 PM Open Doors: Beverages and refreshments served

Courtesy of Bess Parks

7:00 PM Guest Speaker: Susan Fineman

“A Death. A Vision. A Miracle.”

Resurrecting Forest Grove, a new documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, cinematically tells the dramatic true story behind the seemingly-impossible task of restoring a vintage one-room school to its 1920s appearance. Footage and interviews gathered over a seven-year period depict the problems they faced and the solutions they employed as they attempted to bring this rural icon back to life.

The surprises and successes of this challenging restoration project are intercut with a vivid historical portrait of the ‘Roaring 20s’ in rural America.

Bio: Susan Fineman is a retired teacher of 31 years from the Lowell Public Schools and a 30-year resident of Nashua. She is on the Board of Directors and a founding member of the Country School

Association of America (CSAA), a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to supporting schoolhouse enthusiasts across the nation. She has served as a “schoolmarm” at Nashua’s District #1 since 2005 and has traveled the country visiting and photographing one-room schools. Susan has presented at twelve CSAA annual national conferences held in a different state each year. Susan has also presented at six Preservation Iowa Country School Conferences.