Saturday, June 24, 2023

11 a.m.

Shaw Research Library


John Rule speaks on “Benning Wentworth’s Towns in Vermont and New Hampshire” as part of the exhibit “The Wentworth Takeover: How One Family Dominated Portsmouth and New Hampshire 1715-1775.”

New Hampshire’s first royal governor made scores of land grants between 1741 and 1767, enriching himself as well as encouraging settlement in the Granite State and west of the Connecticut River.

John Rule is an archivist at the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord and has served as a docent at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth.

The free talk is at 11 a.m. in the third-floor Shaw Research Library.

Reservations required. Please call (603) 431-2538.