Lee Historical Society

Past Events

Annual Meeting 2023

Annual Meeting  – 2019

What’s On and In Your Head?

Tales of New England Life, the stories of Alice Brown:
Performed by
Pontine Theater
May 22,
2019, 7:00pm
Public Safety Complex,
20 George Bennett Road, Lee, NH

NH Gravestones and Cemetaries

NH Humanities Council Presention 

April 3, 2019  (Photo credits: Scott Bugbee)

They Sawed up a Storm

Sarah Shea Smith

May 2, 2018  (Photo credits: Scott Bugbee)

Lee Historical Society Annual meeting

April 20, 2018

 Keynote Speakers: Rebecca Rule and Joel Sherburn  (Photo credits: Scott Bugbee)

Lee's Proud History of Education

Phyllis White Presents “Lee’s Proud History of Education,” Its Scholars and Teachers, a preview of her upcoming book

April 4, 2018     (Photo credits: Scott Bugbee)

At the Lee Fair, September, 2017

Women War Correspondents

Wednesday,  October 4th,

Lee Safety Complex, 7:00

Guest Speaker: Linda Shenton Matchett

Dickey Chappelle, Therese Bonney, Toni Frissell, and Martha Gelhorn.  These are just a few of the women who broke the barriers for female journalists.  Fighting stereotypes and rules designed to prevent them from covering combat, more than 125 women earned the coveted designation as certified correspondent.  Listen to their stories.  (Co-sponsored by the Lee, NH Public Library)

Linda Shenton Matchett is a jounalist, blogger and author. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, a stone’s throw from Fort McHenry, Linda has lived in historical places most of her life.  She is a volunteer docent at the Wright Museum of WWII and a Trustee for the Wolfeboro Public Library.

Major General John Sullivan

Wednesday, November 1st. 

Lee Safety Complex, 7:00PM

Guest Speaker: Douglas MacLennan

General Sullivan was a key figure in the 1774 Raid on Fort William and Mary in New Castle.  He led troops in the invasion of Quebec, at the Battle of Long Island, at the Battle of Long Island, at the Battle of Trenton and at the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown.  In 1779 General Washington selected Sullivan to lead the Expedition against the Iroquois in upstate New York.  Sullivan twice served as a delegate to the Continental Congress. (Co-Sponsored by the Lee, NH Public Library).

Permission details: Historic American Buildings Survey HABS NH,9-DUR,1-4
Doug MacLennon, of Durham, NH, has been an avid enthusiast in promoting the role of General Sullivan in the American Revolution. Doug lives in General Sullivan’s old homestead in Durham.  The Durham Historic District Commission has recognized Doug and his wife for their exemplary renovation of General Sullivan’s 1740 home.