Program Schedule

2017/2018

 

All meetings are free and opened to the public with the exception of the June Reception which is for members only. 

 

Monday, October 16, 2017

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic:  "An Evening With The USS Constitution's Naval Surgeon Circa 1812"

Speaker:  Jack Richman, portraying Dr. Amos Evans

Location:  Wigwam Museum (Corner of Middle & Cross Streets)

Step back in time to the War of 1812 and meet the Naval Surgeon once responsible for the care of the sailors who served on Old Ironsides. Dr. Amos Evans will introduce us to the incredible world of early 19th century military medicine.  This was an era when anesthesia, knowledge of germ theory, antibiotics, professional nurses and other advances were unknown. Instead Navy Surgeons and Surgeon's Mates practiced their "healing craft" with an ample supply of antiquated knowledge, mixed medicines from scratch, practiced amputations and blood lettings, and work miracles with a combination of tireless work and sheer will. Jack Richman will show us how it was done.

All are welcome to this free event and refreshments will be served. 

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic: "Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner"

Speaker: Bob Korkuc

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)

Tony Korkuc never returned from a B-17 Flying Fortress mission over Nazi Germany in 1944. His nephew, Amherst resident Bob Korkuc, spent seven years trying to find out what happened.

Bob's book, Finding a Fallen Hero: The Death of a Ball Turret Gunner, was hailed by PBS filmmaker Ken Burns as a "riveting tale." Join him for a slideshow presentation celebrating his Uncle Tony's life and telling the tale of his death and aerial combat, from American and German perspectives, the fates of his crew, and his eventual journey to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

All are welcome to this free event and refreshments will be served. 

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic: "The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains - Architecture, History and the Preservation Record"

Speaker: Bryant Tolles, Jr.

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)

Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort, the Mountain View Grand, the Balsams, the Eagle Mountain House and Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Extensive illustrations document these buildings and others no longer in existence.

All are welcome to this free event and refreshments will be served. 

 

Monday, April 9, 2018

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Topic: "To Be Determined"

Speaker:

Location: Congregational Church of Amherst (Village Green)

 

Monday, June 11, 2018 (tentatively)

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Annual Membership Meeting

Speaker: Society President with special presentations and refreshments

Location:  Wigwam Museum

 

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