Gather 'Round Series: Dugout Canoe Program with Dan Shears

Food connects us with the past, present, and future—our family, friends, community; our culture and other cultures; the people who grow our food; and the Earth. This year, supported by a NHH Focus Grant, Hopkinton Historical Society will explore our history through our culinary connections in their 2022 series, “Gather ‘Round: Telling Our History Through Food.”

Rivers were the Abenaki highways used for trade, visiting relatives, and for places to grow food, so the ability to build and maintain canoes was an important part of the lives of the Abenaki. Dan Shears, Material Culture Advisor for the Nulhegan Abenaki Nation, along with tribe members Bill Gould and Darryl Peasley, will demonstrate traditional techniques used in the construction of a dugout canoe. 

Please visit for more information about the Gather 'Round series.

Event Details


Saturday, September 17, 2022 10:00am


Hopkinton Historical Society
300 Main Street
Hopkinton NH 03229

Hosted By:

Hopkinton Historical Society

Contact Info:

Heather Mitchell, 603-746-3825