Announcing our speaker:
Mary Todd Lincoln and her Pinkerton Agent
Preliminary Agenda for the Day
|9:00 to 10:00||Registration and Social Hour
Orange Juice*, fruit tray, Danish|
|Welcome by President Harold Harriman
and information about the day's activities|
|10:00 to 10:30||Annual Business Meeting and election of officers for 2018-2019|
|10:30 to 11:00||Socializing and discussion with HFA Archivist Sue Bixby and researchers|
|11:00 to 11:45||Special Guest Speaker – Mary Todd Lincoln, with her Pinkerton Agent in Tow|
|12:00 to 1:00|| Lunch on site |
|1:00 to 3:00|| Opportunity for sharing stories, information, photos, memorabilia
Overview of the Nathaniel Harriman letters – Shirley White
Please bring Harriman-related items to share with the group
Lunch - Lunch: you can bring your own or purchase a sandwich made by Brown Bag Deli,
which must be ordered ahead with all the details and paid for at the Reunion.
- Bread: white or wheat or multigrain breads, bulkie or pocket
- Cheeses: American, Provolone, Swiss or Cheddar
- your choices of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, black olives, cukes.
- Main ingredient: Veggie, sliced Turkey or sliced Ham.
- A soft drink* or lemonade and water will be included, as well as chips and cookie. All for $9.00 including Tax.
- Email your request specifying the ingredients to Shirley White at
* Drinks must meet the LDS requirement of lack of stimulant- no coffee or tea in their facility.
Visiting Concord, New Hampshire
There are numerous places to stay in Concord, many located along Interstate 93. The LDS facility is located along state route 13/Clinton Street and is easily reached from Interstate 93 to I-89 to NH-13.
The New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records is also nearby at 71 South Fruit Street, although many of the re-cords are now on-line at familysearch.org.
The New Hampshire State House is the oldest state capitol in which both houses of the legislature meet in their original chambers. In front is a statue of Daniel Webster and also one of Major General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington. Captain Stephen Harriman was with him there. There is also a replica of the Liberty Bell and statues to other important New Hampshire men.
The New Hampshire Historical Society beside the State House has an exhibition called Discovering New Hamp-shire at its gallery at 30 Park Street. Admission is $7 and there is a guided tour at 2 and 3 on Saturdays included with the admission price. https://www.nhhistory.org/visit/exhibitions.aspx.
In the cemeteries in Concord are Christa McAuliffe, astronaut, who died in the Challenger explosion (Blossom Hill Cemetery) and President Franklin Pierce, Old North Cemetery. In the same plot as the grave of Franklin Pierce are the gravestones of the children of Thomas Stewart and Nancy Harriman of Warner. A little further afield are the graves of Robert Lowell in Dunbarton and Governor Walter Harriman in Warner. There are nu-merous Harriman graves in Warner and in Contoocoock, Bradford, Henniker and Hookset.
Not far from the Old North Cemetery is the home of Franklin Pierce on N. Main St.