I just wanted to put in a plug for a few of the historical museums in our area. Not everything happened in Boston or Washington!
In Lawrence, there's the Lawrence Heritage State Park. This summer an exhibit of postcards will be on view. After your visit, look for this book from our collection: Greetings from New England by Ernest Hebert [974 HEB].
Lowell has several museums, the main being the Lowell National Historical Park. There are many books covering the Lowell mill girls, a few are found in 331.487. Unravelling by Elizabeth Graver [F GRA] is a work of fiction--well-written and a quick read.
The capital of NH during the Revolutionary War was Exeter, and it is fitting that the American Independence Museum should be located there. On Saturday, July 21, the museum will sponsor the American Independence Festival, which will feature re-enactors and military musters, and, a procession with George Washington!
Our current capital, Concord, is home to the Museum of New Hampshire History. I've spoken about the museum before in my discussion of Fire!, and I highly recommend you visit it through our library pass program.
One of my personal favorites is the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro. The museum explores World War II, with a special emphasis on the homefront. The annual Family Day will take place this year on July 15. The Songs That Fought the War: Popular Music and the Home Front, 1939-1945 by John Bush Jones [782.42 JON] will explain the importance of the music you hear while visiting the Wright Museum. It's even better if you borrow the CD, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy [CD BIG BANDS BOO]!
That's enough for now, I'll leave more for another day!