The Mammoth Road: New Hampshire Folk Tales as an Avenue to Local History and Culture

Presenter: Erin Moulton

Folk tales are passed from one generation to another, embellished by time and teller: Ethan Crawford was as tall as Mount Washington. He could carry at least seven men on his back! Yet, when we look at folk tales, the people who compiled them and the location from which they spring, we can access history in a new and entertaining way. Join us to hear and explore folk tales collected by the New Hampshire Women’s Federation (1932) and dig into local resources in search of truths. Was it tall tale or town history?



Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!

Event Details


Thursday, April 25, 2024 2:00pm


Pontine Theatre
#1 Plains Avenue
Portsmouth NH 03801

Hosted By:

Pontine Theatre

Contact Info:

Greg Gathers, 603-436-6660