On November 22, 2017 Governor Chris Sununu (far right) signed the Thanksgiving Proclamation at the State House in Concord in the presence of several members of the NH Society of Mayflower Descendants.  Attending were (pictured above) Deborah Moore, Sandra Taylor-Stockus, Sheila Knight, Kathleen Soukup, Jo-Anne Cobban, Robert LaBelle, Penny Webster, and Gayle Richards.

December 9th Board Meeting start time is 9 AM.

posted Dec 6, 2017, 4:16 PM by Penny Webster

NEW TIME - Compact Luncheon Meeting to start at 10:30 am.

posted Oct 12, 2017, 2:05 PM by Penny Webster

The Compact Luncheon Meeting start time has been changed to 10:30.  We hope to see you all there!

Old Sturbridge Village Trip

posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:45 AM by Penny Webster

Members of the New Hampshire Society of Mayflower Descendants had an enjoyable trip to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Mass.  Happy 80th Birthday to our Governor Richard H. Tivey.

Membership/Scholarship Meeting held at the New London Historial Society

posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:15 AM by Penny Webster


     Our members and guests enjoyed exploring the sites at the New London Historical Society on a spectacular May day.  Thanks to David Royle for making the arrangements.   Photos courtesy of Richard H. Tivey.

The Jr Member Hike & Picnic - cancelled.

posted Jun 6, 2017, 6:11 PM by Penny Webster   [ updated Jun 6, 2017, 6:12 PM ]

The Jr member hike and picnic at Diana's Baths in North Conway scheduled for July 15 has been cancelled.

Join Us for the 2017 Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village - June 15th

posted May 6, 2017, 8:17 AM by Penny Webster   [ updated May 6, 2017, 9:20 AM ]

Get your reservations now to enjoy a day of history at OSV and celebrate Governor Tivey's 80th birthday.

About OSV

Old Sturbridge Village is a New England living history museum depicting the time period of 1790-1840 but most specifically, the 1830s.   Albert B. and Joel Cheney Wells of nearby Southbridge, Mass, brothers and owners of the then nearby American Optical company began collecting antiques in the 1920s. Their collection grew so large that the brothers in the 1930s, along with brother Channing envisioned creating a country village and bought the former David Wight property in Sturbridge, Mass.  Pioneering landscape architect Arthur A. Shurcliff designed and managed the grooming of the land.  During the 1940s the family, began moving antique structures to the property from all over New England.  By the 1950s professional staff were hired and the museum opened to the public.   Work continued over the years and finally the Village has become the museum that you see today, consisting of 40 structures situated on over 200 acres of beautiful land.  Here knowledgeable costumed interpreters demonstrate early 19th century rural New England life.

Want to learn more about your destination?  Check it out.  You can also ask Penny Webster questions if you attend the May 20th Scholarship meeting.  She was an OSV employee for 10 years which included serving as the museum's archivist/manuscript curator. 

Trip Details

You will take a luxury motor coach from Concord, NH at 8:00am and you will arrive at the museum in Sturbridge, Mass. by 10:00am.  The coach will depart from OSV by 5:00pm and arrive back in Concord by 8:00pm. 

Bus service and museum entrance fees are 60.00 per person.

Send your check to Robert LaBelle, treasurer, 144 Whitney Ave., Manchester, NH 03104-1573.  If the bus is not filled the trip will be cancelled and your money will be refunded.

Please see the Spring Shallop for the registration form and additional information.

Archival photo owned by Old Sturbridge Village.

Scholarship Luncheon - May 20th- New London Historical Society Museum

posted May 6, 2017, 7:54 AM by Penny Webster

Please join us on May 20th at the New London Historical Society Museum in New London for our Society's scholarship luncheon .  We will be starting at 10:00 am. making room in the day for a two hour guided tour of the New London Museum buildings after the luncheon.

Want to find out more about the New London Historical Society?  Visit their webpage.

From I-89 North: Take exit 11.  Turn right onto Route 11/Newport Road/ New London.  Turn left onto Main Street/Route 114.  At 2.1 miles, fork right onto Route 114 North (also called Little Sunapee Road). Society entrance is 3/10 mile on the left.

From I-89 South: Take exit 12.  Turn left onto route 11/New London.  At the roundabout, take County Road uphill. turn right onto Little Sunapee road.  The Society entrance is approximately 1/4 mile on the right.


posted Jan 23, 2017, 2:33 PM by Penny Webster   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 2:34 PM ]

The deadline for  the NHMS Memorial Scholarship is February 15, 2017  - Apply Today!

Click here to visit the scholarship program page and to find more information and the application.

Save the Date - 2017 Field Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

posted Nov 27, 2016, 11:22 AM by Penny Webster

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 the NHSMD will travel to Old Sturbridge Village for a luncheon and celebration of Governor Tivey's 80th Birthday.  This will be an all day bus trip that will leave from and return to Concord.  You can bring a lunch or buy one at the Museum.  This will be a rain or shine event.  More information and the reservation form will be forthcoming in the Spring 2017. 

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation signed by Governor Hassan

posted Nov 26, 2016, 8:09 AM by Penny Webster

On November 18, 2016 several members of the NHSMD were on hand at the State House in Concord to witness the signing of the 2016 Thanksgiving Proclamation.  Attending were (pictured above) Lew Overaker, Kathleen Soukup, Sandra Stockus-Taylor, Sheila Knight, NHSMD Governor Richard H. Tivey, NH Governor Maggie Hassan, Deborah Moore, Robert LaBelle, Penny Webster, Gayle Richard and Heather Rojo.

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