2014 Programs

The Warner Historical Society will present a number of programs and host various events throughout the year. They are held at the Main Street House, the Lower Warner Meeting House, MainStreet BookEnds, and at the Warner Town Hall. Flyers announcing the specific events are posted around town, on the Historical Society front door, and in the Society Newsletter. The following is a calendar of programs and events.

February 21 7:00 p.m. Warner Town Hall

Warner’s Railroad Stations & Stories beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Warner Town Hall on February 21st.  The railroad provided a vital link to the outside world not just for passengers but also mill owners and farmers who shipped their products and produce throughout New England.   Come and learn about the history of the seven stations and the villages of Davisville, Bagley, Waterloo, Roby and Melvin Mills.

May 9  Along the River Series 7:00 p.m. Warner Town Hall

Mills and Industries Along the Warner River.  This program will examine how settlers took advantage of drops in the river to first create saw & gristmills and later all sorts of industries from chairs and bedsteads, excelsior to tubs, and crutches to clothespins.  How was the flow of the river controlled?  Where did mill owners ship their wares?  Was it beneficial to farmers as well?  A program you will not want to miss.

June 22 - Bus Tour to the MFA for Quilts and Color from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection

We will leave Warner at 8:30 a.m. from the Warner Historical Society office, 15 West Main Street.  Parking is available at the building and on Main Street.  We will leave the MFA at 4:00 p.m. to return home.  Lunch is on your own at the several dining options at the MFA.  The cost is $50.00 and covers admission and bus rental.  Jerry Roy will join us at the museum to give a guided tour.  There are still seats available (6/13).  Call 456-2437 to make a reservation or e-mail, info@warnerhistorical.org.

July 12  Tory Hill Authors Series 7:00 p.m. Warner Town Hall

We kick off our popular summer series with Howard Mansfield & Sy Montgomery from Hancock, New Hampshire.

July 26  Tory Hill Authors Series 7:00 p.m. Warner Town Hall

Chris Schadler, eastern coyote and wolf expert.

August  9

Bill Littlefield from NPR's Only a Game.

August 23  Tory Hill Authors Series 7:00 p.m. Warner Town Hall

Mike Dickerman, White Mountain author and publisher of Bondcliff Books.

August 10  Along the River Series

A walking tour of the millsites located in Davisville.

August 24  10:00 a.m. Lower Warner Meeting House

Annual United Church of Warner & the Warner Historical Society service at the Lower Warner Meeting House.  The service will be followed by a picnic on the lawn under the shade of the ancient oak tree.  Bring a chair or blanket and your picnic.  Beverage and watermelon provided.

September 21 1:00 p.m. Along the River Series featuring A Walking Tour of Mill Sites in Roby - at the junction of Route 103 & West Roby District Road

Join us on a walk along the Warner River to visit the mill sites of the Bartlett Excelsior Mill, several Chapin Pierce mills and the Redington Hub Factory.  Excelsior was used in packing objects and stuffing for furniture and baseball gloves.  Pierce manufactured chairs and the Redington mill provided hubs for wagons and stagecoaches. 

September 25 7:00 p.m. Warner Town Hall - Annual Meeting

Featuring a short business meeting followed by a program of photographs from the recently acquired Cogswell collection.