CWRTNH News (updated 5/19/19)

The CWRT of NH will meet on June 14, 2019 at the Epping Town Hall (upstairs). Doors open about 6:45pm with the meeting/prgram beginning at 7:15pm. We welcome anyone with an interest in the American Civil War. 
The 2018-2019 season of the Civil War Roundtable will conclude on Friday, June 14, with the talents of Bob Kilham.

Just like other wars, music was important to the soldiers. 

The Civil War soldiers of both sides of the war longed for aspects of home life and nothing was more popular than that music of their generation. 

Bob Kilham will relay stories of each song and the meaning or origins of how it came to be.
With a passion for music of the 19th century, Bob Kilham formed the Amoskeag Players in the 1990s, but also continued on his own performing at venues throughout New England.
Bob has also earned the Stephen C. Foster Award for perpetuating American music of the times.

In the 1990s, Bob's passion for 19th century and Civil War era music led him to form the Amoskeag Players with some friends. But with a group or solo, Bob never stopped playing for audiences and keeping the musical culture alive from that time in America  
He has played all over and received the Stephen Foster Award. 

Coming in June we do have a bit of business, but it'll be brief so we can get to the fun.

It's election time and up for grabs: President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Each are two year posts. One "at-large" position is up as well and it's a three year post.

In May we opened to receiving nominations. There's still time to nominate and we will do so in June prior to the voting.
We don't meet in July or August, but come check the web site for events of interest both locally and nationally.

Coming up, our friends The Hardtacks, will be performing their program on Civil War music at the Kimball Public
Library in Aktinson, NH, on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 6:30pm. Event is free. More info on that click HERE.

Speaking of The Hardtacks, we have heard from Marek Bennett, who is a graphic artist, has a new book out. Freeman Colby Volume 2, comes out this month and Marek is featured in New Hampshire magazine. Click HERE for more on the book. 

On Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10-4 a day-long living history event will take place in Derry as the town celebrates it's 300th anniversary this year. 

Living historians will demonstrate life in the Civil War and there will be musket firing demonstrations as well.

It'll be near the Civil War Monument and the East Parish Church, 47 E. Derry Rd, East Derry, NH. Come by and say "Hi" to the folks at the CWRT of New Hampshire table!

pictured: circa 1998, members of the CWRT of NH visit Gettysburg.





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