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Merrimack Historical Society Meeting, June 18, 2024

Merrimack Historical Society Meeting

Agenda – June 18, 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

6:15 PM There will be a short business meeting. This is the Merrimack Historical Society’s Annual Meeting including election of officers. Then our guest speaker for the meeting will have the floor.

7:00 PM Guest Speaker: Ralph Gerenz
The Revolutionary War was a war unlike any other—one of ideas and ideals, that shaped “the course of human events.” With 165 principal engagements from 1775-1783, the Revolutionary War was the catalyst for American independence. Though preceded by years of unrest and periodic violence, the Revolutionary War began in earnest on April 19, 1775, with the battles of Lexington and Concord. The conflict lasted a total of seven years, with the major American victory at Yorktown, Virginia in 1781 marking the end of hostilities, although some fighting took place through the fall of 1783. 

Bio: Ralph Gerenz  Ralph has been a Minuteman Reenactor for 49 years and will be the featured speaker for tonight’s program. He is a graduate of West Point with a master’s degree from MIT.  He lived in Merrimack, NH for many years and is now retired and living in Nashua, NH.  Ralph was the treasurer of the Merrimack Historical Society and a dedicated officer and volunteer participating with the MHS  projects and modernizations.