Songs of Old New Hampshire

This event has been cancelled.

Presenter: Jeff Warner

Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer Lena Bourne Fish (1873-1945) of Jaffrey and Temple, New Hampshire, Jeff Warner offers the songs and stories that, in the words of Carl Sandburg, tell us "where we came from and what brought us along." These ballads, love songs and comic pieces, reveal the experiences and emotions of daily life in the days before movies, sound recordings and, for some, books. Songs from the lumber camps, the decks of sailing ships, the textile mills, and the war between the sexes offer views of pre-industrial New England and a chance to hear living artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. This program is available as an in-person or online presentation. 

Event Details

When:

Thursday, June 15, 2023 6:00pm

Where:

Discovery Portsmouth Welcome Center
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Hosted By:

Portsmouth Historical Society

Contact Info:

Portsmouth Historical Society
603-436-8433