The Nashua Historical Society
Preserving the Past for the Future



The Nashua Historical Society will be closed on the following days in observance of these holidays.

Holiday Calendar 2017

January 2 - New Years Day observed (Monday)
January 16 - Civil Rights/Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)
February 20 - Presidents Day (Monday)
May 29 - Memorial Day (Monday)
July 4 - Independence Day (Tuesday)
September 4 - Labor Day (Monday)
November 11 - Veterans Day (Saturday)
November 23 - Thanksgiving Day (Thursday)
November 24 - Thanksgiving Friday (Friday)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Monday)

All programs listed below are presented at the Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, NH

Speare Museum Changing Exhibit Case - located just inside the Speare's front entrance.
This month Robert Garneau is displaying his collection of U.S. 1st Day of issue Commemorative stamps. And also on display is the world's first postage stamp. The scarce Penny Black. It was issued in Great Britain in 1840. Every collector's dream, so come in and see this rare stamp for yourself. Since Mr. Garneau's collection has grown extensively over the years this will be a "revolving" display.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. A Garden for Wildlife: Natural Landscaping for a Better Backyard
A Garden for Wildlife is a slide presentation that shows how anyone with a backyard, garden, or landscaped area can help wildlife by altering their landscaping and gardening practices. The program includes a discussion of wildlife and habitats, plant choice, use of native plants, nest boxes and feeders, and issues such as invasive plants. Ruth Axelrod, a UNH Extension Volunteer will make the presentation.
This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Pleasures from the Parlor: Playlists from a Victor iPod
The music we listen to every day says a lot about us and about our society. Pleasures of the Parlor is an entertaining examination of musical life in Victorian America, illustrated with paintings, readings and beautiful singing by Miss Marya Danihel. Charming melodies, heartfelt poetry, and wry humor serve to render this presentation as amusing as it is instructive.
This program is free and open to the public through a grant from the NH Humanities’ Humanities to Go! Speaker’s Bureau.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon: Arbor Day and Earth Day Celebration
Plans are underway for a combined Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration! Please check our website for the details on this fun and informative event. The Abbot Spalding House and Speare Museum will be open for tours.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon: Nashua Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
Nashua Garden Club members have worked diligently to divide their favorite perennials and to grow vegetable plants from seed. There will also be annuals, bulbs, herbs and indoor plants. Savvy gardeners know to come early for the best selection! Garden club members will be on hand to answer your questions.

Feel free to check out The Nashua Historical Society's changing exhibit case at Nashua's City Hall.
The current exhibit is the history of Nashua hospitals from the 19th century until today.