Walpole OLD HOME DAYS 2017
June 21 through June 25, 2017
2017 Schedule of Events now on Line
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Are you looking for some good old-fashioned New England fun? The first Old Home Days celebration was in New Hampshire in August, 1899, to encourage former residents and friends to come home to visit, and maybe stay. Walpole has held Old Home Days celebrations since that time — 115 years. Now held every three years – this is the year.
Four days of festivities begin on Wednesday June 25th with a Block Party “downtown.” The curtain rises on The Walpole Players production of “A LONG WEEKEND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE” on Thursday, and Friday there is a street dance and fireworks. Saturday is THE DAY with one of the largest New England parades you would ever want to see, events on the common and around town. The festivities continue on Sunday.
Just as the week begins, Jan Kobeski and I will give a talk, “The Making of AS IT WAS…AND STILL IS… WALPOLE, NEW HAMPSHIRE.” I will discuss my collecting and the beginning of the idea, and Jan we talk about his design process. So, join us at The Walpole Historical Society on Tuesday the 24th
My book is $20, and is now available, and I will be around town with it starting at The Walpole Farmers Market this afternoon, June 20th at 4PM
Cornelia will make her “popping debut” next week, but will cross over to the common this afternoon to hold the books. So, please stop by, today’s weather will be ideal, and next week is so far looking good.