Business Meetings - 1st Wednesday of every month (April-November), 7pm, Thornton
Town Hall. LEARN MORE


Old Home Day - Saturday after Labor Day weekend, 10am-2pm, Sugar Shack Field on
Route 175. LEARN MORE


Thornton Historical Society Boogie Fundraiser - Each year the Thornton Historical
Society has a table at the White Mountain Boogie & Blues Festival LEARN MORE


Programs - The Historical Society hosts several educational programs each summer.
Upcoming programs are listed on the left. Many of our programs are supported by
generous grants from the NH Humanities Council and are always free and open to the
public. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Events and Fundraisers
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16 Merrill Access Road
Thornton, NH 03285
Thornton Historical Society
Upcoming Events

All programs are held at the Thornton Town
Hall at 16 Merrill Access Road at 7pm unless
otherwise noted.

A Night of Music With Two Old Friends
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council. Mac McHale
and Emery Hutchins are back for a return visit and will
be singing and playing traditional Irish songs and tunes
using such instruments as the concertina, bodhran,
mandolin, octave mandolin, guitar and banjo.

Genealogical Roadblocks: When the Trail
Turns Cold
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Presented by Thornton resident and Certified
Genealogist Diane Gravel, this program will guide the
researcher in creating a fresh approach, while exploring
many New Hampshire and New England sources and
repositories often overlooked in genealogical research.

Thornton Old Home Day
Saturday, September 15, 2012
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Native Americans in Grafton County
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Roland Bixby, author and historian from Warren, NH,
will share his knowledge and research on Native
Americans in Grafton County with a focus on the
Pemi-Baker region.


Steve and Sharon Wood portrayed Abe
and Mary Lincoln in "Abraham and
Mary Lincoln: the Long and Short of It",
a program hosted by the Thornton
Historical Society on August 4, 2010
(sponsored by the NH Humanities
Council). Photo: C. Perron
Jeff Warner, one of the country's foremost performers and
interpreters of traditional music, presented "Music in My
Pockets: Family Fun in Folk Music" at the 2010 Thornton
Old Home Day. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
Photo: C. Perron