A 2016 New Hampshire Valentine’s Day Compilation

victorian valentineIn earlier days of New Hampshire’s history, Valentines Day was held in higher regard. There were poems to compose, sweet gifts to distribute, and rituals to perform. Today the day seems much more commercialized.

In 1851 your shopping list for February 14th might have included bay leaves, small pins, eggs, salt, and clay. If you don’t understand why, then read on.   Continue reading

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