Lee Historical Society

Telling the Story of Lee, New Hampshire

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Virtual Museum Opening

We wish that we could see you in person, but, failing that, here is your visit to the virtual museum. 

Upcoming Events

New Hampshire’s Long Love-Hate Relationship with Its Agricultural Fairs

Presented by Steve Taylor, Former NH Commissioner of Agriculture
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
The first agricultural fair in North America was held in what is now Londonderry in 1722, and it would become a wildly popular event lasting for generations until it came to be so dominated by gambling, flim-flam, and other “scandalous dimensions” that the legislature revoked its charter in 1850. But fairs have always had strong supporters and eventually the state came around to appropriating modest sums to help them succeed. Temperance groups and others would continue to attack the fairs on moral grounds and their close connection to horse racing was a chronic flashpoint. Steve Taylor will discuss the ups and downs of the fairs down through years and how public affection for rural traditions helps them survive in contemporary times.
Program brought to you by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the Lee Public Library and the Lee Historical Society.
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Meeting ID 476 452 0503 Password: 675752

The Founding Fathers: What Were They Thinking


Presented by Richard A. Hesse, Professor Emeritus at the UNH School of Law

Wednesday, October 28, 7PM, 

In 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to address a wide variety of crises facing the young United States of America and produced a charter for a new government. In modern times, competing political and legal claims are frequently based on what those delegates intended. Mythology about the founders and their work at the 1787 Convention has obscured both fact and legitimate analysis of the events leading to the agreement called the Constitution. Richard Hesse explores the cast of characters called “founders,” the problems they faced, and the solutions they fashioned. 

A New Hampshire Humanities Council Presentation, Co-sponsored by the Lee Public Library

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