Saturday, September 10, 2:00 - 5:00PM, at the Windham Museum (3 North Lowell Road, Windham, NH): Both new and lifelong residents of Windham will appreciate this fascinating look at Windham’s past. The author intersperses interesting stories about the town with illustrations, many from his private collection. With all the current road construction in town, the chapter on “Building North Lowell Road” is an interesting contrast. The entire cost was $317.69! Please join the trustees of the Windham Museum and members of the Windham Historical Society for this opportunity to meet a local author and to also see the Windham Museum. There will be a supply of Derek’s books available for purchase at the Museum. Books can be ordered by downloading the order form at the bottom of the Museum Trustees page:http://www.windhamnewhampshire.com/content/about-museum. Should supplies of the book run out at the signing, arrangements can be made for delivery of the books at a later date.
Saturday, October 8, 1:00 - 4:00PM, at Barnes & Noble (125 South Broadway, Salem, NH): The natural beauty and fertile lands of Windham drew first the Pawtucket Indians and then Scotch-Irish settlers. The town’s rich history is full of intriguing stories, including Wallace Fessenden’s unscrupulous baseball umpiring, the return of a native son after his burial at sea in Indonesia and the poetic life of the Rustic Bard, Robert Dinsmoor. Tourism boomed as early as the 1850s, when visitors flocked to the waterside temptations of Canobie Lake and later Cobbett’s Pond, where eccentric millionaire Edward Searles built his famous castle. Local historian Derek Saffie weaves together a collection of historic stories from the settlement’s roots as Nutfield to the town of Windham.