September 27, 2017 at 6pm
the Tin Shop, East Main St
Our 2017 exhibit is called
"Will Cressy - A Laugh a Minute"
featuring artifacts and writings by Will Cressy.
Bradford's own Vaudeville Star with wife Blanche Dayne "the Bob Hope of WWI"
at the BHS Tin Shop, 162 East Main Street, Bradford
Open Saturdays 10 - noon, from Memorial Day through Labor Day and by appointment: call 938-2410
(This is part of the Over There, Over Here:
World War I & Life in NH Communities.
Events and exhibits are on going around the area.
For more information go to: overthereoverhere.com)
Lafayette and the Farewell Tour: An American Idol Presented by Alan Hoffman
August 19, 1pm
At the Tin Shop
East Main Street, Bradford
General Lafayette, born the Marquis de Lafayette in Auvergne, France, was truly an American Idol in the 19th century. One proof is that more than 80 American counties, cities, towns, and countless roads were named in his honor, from Lafayette Road in Portsmouth to Mount Lafayette in Franconia. Lafayette's extraordinary reputation was based on his military record in the Revolution, his friendship with George Washington, his continued support of American interests, his story-book life, and perhaps most importantly, his Farewell Tour of America when he visited all 24 states and Washington D.C. as the last surviving major general of the Continental Army. Alan Hoffman uses Lafayette's visits to New Hampshire, to Portsmouth in 1824 and to Concord in 1825, to illustrate the adulation with which the American people greeted Lafayette on his Farewell Tour.