Waking Up History

New Ipswich Library

Join us at the New Ipswich Library on

Thursday, August 2nd, at 7pm.

Waking Up History!

Circle Around Monadnock

Francelia Clark and Pam Godin will be discussing Francelia’s new book Circle Around Monadnock: Time Travel With Horses, in which she and Pam find and follow two of the oldest trails in New Hampshire’s Monadnock region into history–on horseback. This presentation will please historians and horseback riders alike. Along their ride, they study the cellar holes and rock remains of houses, wells, and walled cow paths, as well as old journals, to illuminate for readers the lives of the early settlers who made them. Come discover 18th century history about the settling of the Monadnock region.

The hour-long presentation will appeal to both horse people and people interested in regional history. This event is free, but we a donation for the ​St. Vincent-DePaul Food Pantry in Greenville is always welcome.

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SubZero Ice Cream!

New Ipswich Library

New Ipswich Parks and Rec and the New Ipswich Library are teaming up together to bring you SubZero!


This FREE program is sponsored by the Stearns Burton Lecture Fund and is being held in conjunction with The Rec Department’s Museum of Science presentation: Science Magic. The fun begins at 1:00pm on July 27 at Highbridge Hill Elementary School. Doors open at 12:30. Museum of Science starts promptly at 1, with a short break in between, SubZero begins at 2pm.SubZero Info

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Retiring Life In New Ipswich

Retiring Life in New Ipswich (on Wordpress)


The time has come to simplify my online presence. I have too many separate blogs, emails and addresses. I’m rolling them all together into my website with a simple address.


Some blogs like this one haven’t been updated for some time, so I am “retiring it”. Thank you for your patronage.
However New Ipswich continues on Google, please check out my  Collection on Google
This is the link:

Life in New Ipswich (on Google)


Vellamo Concert (Finnish Folk Music)

New Ipswich Library

Vellamo Concert
Tuesday, September 12th, 7pm
New Ipswich Library

Vellamo first visited the New Ipswich Library in August of 2015, and due to the popularity of the show, we have invited them back for another performance! Enjoy an entertaining musical performance and get an introduction to the Finnish language and the folk music tradition combining Scandinavian and Slavic influences with Finnish folklore.

Vellamo is led by the performing and songwriting team of Pia Leinonen and Joni Tiala. Their music is characterized by haunting melodies, Pia’s ethereal lead vocals, and Joni’s virtuosic guitar stylings. In Finnish mythology, Vellamo is the goddess of the sea. Based in Kokkola, on the western coast of Finland, Vellamo combines the rich tradition of Finnish folk song with an appealing “retro” sensibility, creating a modern folk music experience.

Pia Leinonen, originally from the arctic region of Lapland, is Vellamo’s lead singer. Her exquisite voice combines her…

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Life in New Ipswich Photos

New Ipswich Photos on Flickr

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In 2014 I created a group on the flickr photo site with the idea of getting other folks to share their photos of New Ipswich in a single location.

Link to the flickr group:

Life in New Ipswich


The Life in New Ipswich Facebook Page has been the default location for sharing photos but it has a number of limitations. Photos quickly get lost in the torrent of games and general noise that pours across the screen. Flickr is a dedicated photos site, it is free but requires creating a yahoo account. They offer a generous 1 terabyte of storage for your photos and support adding tags, geographic data and customized permissions for viewing photos.

If you are presently a member and have photos of New Ipswich to share, please request membership to the group (link above).

If you have new Ipswich Photos on Google+, 500px or Pinterest I have created similar shared groups. Let me know if you use any of these so I can add your photos.

500px Gallery

Google+ Collection

Pinterest Board