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Concord Historical Society Connects with Abbot-Downing Historical Society

Concord Historical Society Connects with  Abbot-Downing Historical Society Results in acquisition of Concord Coach No. 306 from Waitsfield, Vermont   On August 23, 2017, the following email message was received in the Concord Historical Society general mailbox ( : Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom, Waitsfield Vermont: We have the original Concord stage (restored) that was […]

Walking Tours of Concord

Walking Tours Over the years, a number of self-guided walking tours of Concord have been offered by various organizations. The pamphlets that were prepared for these tours provide fascinating background on many of the city’s historic neighborhoods, but they need to be revised and scanned. Brochures describing “A Walking Tour of Concord” can be obtained […]

Time Capsule News

Concord Historical Society Time Capsule Committee News The Concord Historical Society’s Time Capsule Committee, chaired by Rebecca Lougee, Merrimack County Savings Bank, has been charged with unearthing the 1965 Time Capsule sited at City Plaza, Downtown Concord; research and select content to be placed in the 2015 time capsule and burying the same. The 1965 […]

Researching the history of a building in Concord, NH, by Elizabeth Durfee Hengen

RESEARCHING THE HISTORY OF A BUILDING IN CONCORD, NH Prepared by Elizabeth Durfee Hengen, Historic Preservation Consultant, 2004, rev. 2011, 2015 Finding out more about the history of your building – when it was built and who has owned it – can be a fascinating process. Since many of the city’s older buildings have been […]

Bipartisan Quadrille

Bipartisan Quadrille Bipartisanship with Styles Bridges and LBJ As politics in the 21st century became characterized by intense, bitter partisanship, Congress degenerated into posturing, bickering and inaction. Some Washington pundits gripe that the 113th Congress was doing less than the “Do-Nothing 80th Congress” of 1946-47 and called for a revival of bipartisanship. Here’s one example […]