Since I posted my last blog we have been going non-stop at the museum. There have been oral histories done, a meeting with Kevin Skarupa from Channel 9 regarding a storm story that he is working on regarding Hampton, a walking tour for adults, cemetery tours for the local third graders, a day at the museum for Marston School third grade and North Hampton fourth grade, and a program on the history and development of tourist cottages. Whew! The next few weeks will be just as busy.
This coming weekend (June 18) Karen Raynes and I are doing our second in a series of three walking tours, this one is called “Gardens to Graves”. We will be touring four residential gardens on Winnacunnet and Mill Rd and end up at the High Street Cemetery where we will talk about some interesting Hampton families. Karen has done a wonderful job gathering information that she has places on story boards, so the walkers get a sense of the “then and now”. This year she persuaded four of the homeowners on the walk to open their gardens up for a private tour. It should be a real treat! Information on the tour can be found on the website or call 603-929-0781. Not to make it too much of a plug – but the cost is $10, the tour will be a little over two hours and it is done at a very manageable pace.