She got to work creating a “trail” of placards with QR codes throughout Head Cemetery that would allow anyone with a smartphone to learn about more than half a dozen significant people from Hooksett’s past.
Throughout the United States “Lafayette” is a familiar place name. Naming a location Lafayette (or Fayette, Fayetteville, or Lafayetteville) is a reflection of the esteem that Americans hold in their hearts for Maj. Gen. Marquis Gilbert de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution. Numero…
After the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Memorial Day, May 30, 1922, sculptor Daniel Chester French continued in his career as the preeminent sculptor of public monuments in the United States. French had been born in Exeter, N.H., where he spent his early childhoo…
WASHINGTON — Scientists on Wednesday announced the landmark discovery in Ethiopia of a nearly complete skull of an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago, a species boasting an intriguing mixture of apelike and humanlike characteristics.
Shooters work their way through “stages” that look like the movieset version of a Mexican cantina, the Gilded Lilly saloon, a mining town, a jail and the fabled “Boot Hill” cemetery, complete with sun-bleached steer skull.
With suitcases full of handmade dresses, skirt supports, petticoats, corsets and wigs, Taylor Shelby and a group of five friends flew to Venice’s Carnival in February with one goal in mind: to live like 18th-century women of means.
DURHAM — Many Granite Staters remember learning about Amelia Earhart as schoolchildren, as she was the famed female pilot who broke ground for women in aviation prior to her mysterious disappearance in 1937.
Founded in 1719 by Scots-Irish Presbyterians fleeing religious persecution in Northern Ireland, Nutfield was the precursor community to Derry, Londonderry, Windham and the Derryfield neighborhood of Manchester.
Beginning in 1897, a former farm in the picturesque Berkshires Mountains of western Massachusetts became home to the famous sculptor Daniel Chester French, his wife Mamie, and their daughter Margaret. Both Daniel’s middle name and the name of his estate — Chesterwood — honor Chester, N.H., w…
BRETTON WOODS — The bicentennial of Crawford Path, the oldest continuously maintained foot trail in the U.S., was celebrated Friday by its stewards and some of the people who are helping it enter the next 200 years.
Young baseball fans may have noticed that Major League Baseball (MLB) players are wearing a patch on their uniforms: MLB 150. The patch celebrates the 150th anniversary of the first openly professional baseball team, the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings.
The sale price would drop from $2.6 million to $2.4 million if owner Bert Freedman is allowed to keep 2,500 square feet of retail space for his sports store. He hopes the other tenants will be able to stay as well if a sale is made.
On Feb. 18, 1952, two oil tankers split in half a few miles apart during a nor’easter just off the coast of Cape Cod, setting the stage for a life-and-death drama of heroism, survival and tragic mistakes.
JAMESTOWN, Va. — President Trump marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of democracy in America on Tuesday in an appearance at a historic site that turned into a test for elected leaders who consider the president a racist.
“John Harvard -- Founder -- 1638.” The monument became known as the “statue of three lies” because it is not a depiction of Harvard, he was not the school’s founder, and the college was created in 1636.
Herman “Herk” Streitburger was on his final bombing mission and due to go home when his plane was hit by German fighters over Hungary in 1944. He was captured and held as a prisoner of war, enduring starvation, forced marches and a harrowing escape.
The state took over the property in 1901 to create a “school for feeble-minded children” -- which grew into the Laconia State School that operated until 1991. Plans are being drafted to determine how to best repurpose the site.
SHEPPERTON, England — Royal officials clad in scarlet outfits took to the River Thames in traditional boats on Monday for the annual “Swan Upping” ceremony, an 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth.
MANCHESTER, England — Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win World War II with his code-cracking but committed suicide after being convicted of homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England’s next 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday.
Lee Morin was a teenager when Neil Armstrong took that “one giant leap for mankind” onto the surface of the moon. He grew up to become a Navy flight surgeon, then an astronaut, flying on a 2002 shuttle mission to the International Space Station.