Dr. David Deacon will discuss “Bellows Falls and the Raging ‘Canawl’: A Social History of the Bellows Falls Canal” . Deacon’s talk describes the canal development, ending in 1927 and talk about the village’s mercantile development and the period of the paper mills, complete with historic photos. Sponsored by the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission in partnership with the Rockingham Free Public Library. 

Historian William Hosley will present the history of the Rockingham Meeting House graveyard, drawing from his extensive research on the Wright family and the Rockingham School of headstone carvers, helping to better understand the historic importance of that school, and with “how to” ideas to conserve and restore the yard. Sponsored by the Rockingham Historic Preservation Commission in partnership with the Rockingham Free Public Library.