As you can see from the listings below, our celebration is mostly over. In the month of September, students at the Holderness Central will be putting on plays about the history of Holderness. If you are interested in a future celebration, come back in 50 years for our 300th anniversary. Until then, just keep truckin!!!
TOWN OF HOLDERNESS
Celebrating 250 years of community!
Friday August 5th 2011
1:00 – 2:00PM Steve Schuch Free Concert – Kirkwood Gardens @ Squam Lakes Science Center
1:00 - 6:00PM Holderness Historical Society will be open - Curry Place
7:00- 10:00PM Street Dance with Postage Due – Little Church Theater
Food options will be available as well from 6:00PM!
Saturday August 6th 2011
Sat. 9-6 Abenaki artist demonstrations and sales, Barry Higgins, White Crow Flutes www.whitecrowflutes.com , Bill and Sherry Gould, Western Abenaki Baskets www.westernabenakibaskets.com, Darryl Peasley, beaded top hats and leather pouches, Debbie Dostie, Silver Wolf Creations beadwork http://www.silverwolfcreations.net/default.html, and her apprentice Vicki Blanchard. – Curry Place
9:00 - 6:00PM Holderness Historical Society will be open - Curry Place
10:00AM-4:00PM The Market at Curry Place – Crafters and Food Vendors
9:30 AM Mattatuck Fife and Drum Band parades by boat from Cotton Cove to Squam Boat Livery
9:30AM – 4:30PM Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (FREE admission for Holderness residents)
10:00 AM Grand Street Parade Route 3 @ Shepard Hill Rd to the Science Center on Route 113.
10:45AM Vintage Boat Flotilla – from Cotton Cove to Perkins Cabiins on Little Squam for Public Viewing (boats should meet in Cove at 10:15 Am)
1:00 PM Changes in NH's Wildlife in the last 250 Years - Science Center
3:00 PM Famous Holderness Authors with Sid Lovett @ Library
6:00 PM A talk by Prof. David Stewart-Smith (formerly Norwich University) on "Abenaki native life in these parts before the European settlers arrived". (Sponsored by the NH InterTrival native American Council - lower level of the Holderness Historical Society). Talk will be follow by refreshments. Professor Stweart-Smith is a recognized national authority and author of many books on this subject.
7:30 – 10:30PM Barn Dance in the Fisher Family Activity Barn at SLA
Sunday August 7th 2011
8:00AM Remembrance Church Service with Sid Lovett giving thanks for community – Community Church (across from fire station)
7:30 -10:30AM Pancake Breakfast – Holderness Fire Station (The Bridge School, across the street from the firehouse, will be offering tours during the pancake breakfast)
9-6 Abenaki artist demonstrations and sales-Curry Place
9:30AM– 4:40 PM Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (Free admission for Holderness residents only)
11:00 Native American flute performance by White Crow-Curry Place
12:00 - 6:00 PM Holderness Historical Society will be open - Curry Place
2:00 PM John Brooks, a Huron descendant, will conduct a trail walk for "Feast at Your Feet" and "The Thee Sister Survival Vegetables" starting at the Historical Society
3:30PM Reading of the Town Charter @ Livermore Common Holderness School
4:00PM Vespers @ Trinity Cemetery Chapel followed by reading of King George's charter creating New Holderness and a tour of the Cemetery pointing out prominant Holderness families of then past..
Monday August 8th 2011
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Holderness Historical Society will be open - Curry Place
6:00 PM Longhaul Farm-- Dinner and "I remember when discussion" tales of fond memories of community in Holderness over the years. A special dinner menu will be available.
Saturday August 13th 2011
10:00 AM--Hike to the old Town Farm Property with members of the Holderness Conservation Commission. Meet at the Pilote Forest trailhead on Beede Road at 9:45. Parking is available up the road at the Town Forest parking lot. This will be a short hike (about 3 miles) through the Pilote Forest and returning via Town Farm Road. Rain date will be Sunday, the 14th at noon.