The year 2021 marks 150 years of Nesmith Library in the town of Windham, in our various forms and locations! We are excited to celebrate Nesmith Library's 150th Anniversary with you on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Please save the date, and watch for updates about this event as the date approaches!
Read our newsletters for more details from Library Director Sylvie about our plans for this event:
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We are celebrating throughout 2021 with dispatches from our History Room in the form of social media posts, articles, displays, and more:
- Throwback Thursday (3/25/2021): On May 17, 1955, Windham Town Clerk Olin J. Cochran was in a gunfight at his home, memorialized in a scrapbook in our History Room.
- Throwback Thursday (4/29/2021): Annual Reports for the Town of Windham and Nesmith Library show a March high, May low trend in annual circulation, which it turns out is still reflected in current years!
- Throwback Thursday (5/27/2021): On May 24, 1939, the Squalus submarine incident and rescue was the biggest headline on the Manchester Union (a former title of the Union Leader), as memorialized in our collection of New Hampshire's Front Pages in the History Room.
- Throwback Thursday (6/21/2021): On June 21, 1871, Nesmith Library formally opened in the small room in upper Town Hall. Further details of the library's history in the Thursday, June 24 post.
- View the full post on Facebook or Instagram