Current Events: Peterborough NH Seen Through Bette Davis Eyes

Old postcard of the Mariarden stage where Bette Davis performed.

Old postcard of the Mariarden stage where Bette Davis performed.

Bette Davis’ connections to New Hampshire are fairly well known.  Her ancestors hailed from here, and she spent some of her adult time in the Sugar Hill area, where she met one of her husbands.  Much less known is her connection to Peterborough, New Hampshire, that had several acting camps, including the The Out-Door-Players and MariardenBette Davis was “discovered” there.  In fact 2015 is the 90th Anniversary of that event. Continue reading

National Women’s History Month: Weaving New Hampshire’s Stories In Granite

 2015 Women's History Month Theme: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives


March 2015: Women’s History Month Theme: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives, from the National Women’s History Project

This year [2015] is the 35th anniversary of the National Women’s History Project.  The group grew from a few concerned educators and history activists in California, to  a more substantial collective of both women and men today.   Since 1909 various “Women’s Days” have been held, but it was not until 1987 that the entire month of March was designated as Women’s History Month. Continue reading