Have you ever driven past one of New Hampshire's many roadside historical markers and wondered what they were commemorating? Come find out when Michael Bruno, author of Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire's Roadside Historical Markers, joins us on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30pm. Presented in conjunction with the Windham Historical Society, Michael will discuss how "the New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today." In his book, Michael "explores the 255 New Hampshire historical markers that dot the state highways and roads. Each marker is described with its location (to include GPS coordinates), date installed, marker inscription, and expanded historical references of this event/individual. Information may also be provided about other points of interest in the vicinity of the historical marker."
Michael was born and raised in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. After serving in the U.S. Army for more than 23 years, he returned to New Hampshire in 2009 where he has been a JROTC Army Instructor at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield since his military retirement, and earned an Educational Specialist (Ed. S) degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Michael resides in the historic mountain community of Bethlehem where he is actively involved in town government. In 2017, he wrote and sponsored a historical marker commemorating Frances Glessner Lee, who made significant contributions to the study of forensics. Michael is also a certified New Hampshire Granite State Ambassador. As an author, he has been featured in the New Hampshire Union Leader and The Boston Globe, and he has also been featured on WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicle and WCVB Channel 5 Boston Chronicle programs. In his spare time, Michael enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and riding his motorcycle with his wife Kristin along the country roads of New Hampshire.
For more information about Michael Bruno and his book, visit his website at www.cruisingnewhampshirehistory.com
This program is for ages 13 and up, free, and open to the public. Registration is required. Please call the library at 432-7154 to register or for more information.