IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR GIFT RECEIVED
A Civil War “Dog Tag” belonging to Henry W. McDaniel has been donated to the Historical Society. McDaniel was listed in Lyford’s History of Canterbury as having enlisted on September 17, 1862. His “tag” identifies him as being attached to Company G of the 15th New Hampshire Regiment. The 15th New Hampshire Infantry was organized in Concord, New Hampshire, October 6–16, 1862, and mustered in for nine months’ service under the command of Colonel John W. Kingman. The 15th New Hampshire Infantry mustered out of service August 13, 1863, at Concord, New Hampshire. The regiment lost a total of 161 men during service; 27 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 134 enlisted men died of disease. The Dog Tag is a gift of Ms. Janice McLaughlin of Franklin for which the Society is most grateful. The Society is working with Elkins Library to create an appropriate place to soon display this rare find and important addition to our Archive.
WE ARE SEEKING HELPERS TO DO ARCHIVES RESEARCH
We are asking for volunteers to assist us in preparing Archive materials for entry into our computer system so that the resulting digitized information can be made easily available to researchers, students and the general public. Currently we are working on church records, old deeds, old houses, and oral histories, but there are many other areas that also need work. Our Research Area is ready to welcome you whether you are available for a few hours a week or more (it’s up to you). Please contact our archivist Sam Papps for information. He will be coordinating efforts and overseeing training.
CANTERBURY PLAYERS HISTORY SOON TO BE POSTED TO OUR WEBSITE
Our Archives contain scrapbooks from each of the ten Gilbert & Sullivan shows produced and directed by Jackie and Bill Mears beginning in 1983. Soon we will begin posting photos (now digitized), along with cast and program information from their first production of “H.M.S. Pinafore” to our website.All productions will subsequently be posted.
WE HAVE REVAMPED OUR WEBSITE
With the great help of Jane Balshaw, our website is being revamped and reorganized to make navigation and information searches more friendly and easier.