7:30 pm (Berwick Academy)
General Fitz-John Porter was blamed for the bloody Union defeat at Second Bull Run for over 20 years. Then in 1886, President Grover Cleveland restored him to the Army at his former rank. Amateur historian (and retired lawyer) Wayne Soini tracks the successful post-war campaign of Porter's belated-but-key supporters, U.S. General Grant and attorney Joseph Choate, in the quest for his vindication.
Admission to each lecture is by a $10 donation to the Rally Round the Flagpole Campaign.
Katie Barney Moose will present “Early Maine Food and Herbs,” including what Mainers did to gather food naturally. A descendant of the Clagett family of Maryland and many old New England whaling families, Katie co-authored The Best of Newport and other titles. READ MORE.
The internationally acclaimed master chef James Haller, a writer and performer, will share poignant life stories of the last four women at Canterbury Shaker Village, now a historic site in Canterbury, NH. Jim was Chef at Canterbury Shaker Village from 1988 to 1991. Hewas also founder of the famed Blue Strawbery restaurant in Portsmouth, and past owner of the Lee Fontaine Carriage House in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by Susan Laughlin, New Hampshire Magazine.
Kathy Gunst, a James Beard Award winning journalist and author of 15 cookbooks, will speak about the rituals of preserving and passing on family recipes, a powerful way to record and maintain family traditions. Kathy has appeared as “Resident Chef” for the award-winning NPR show. Her latest book, Soup Swap, will be published by Chronicle Books in the fall of 2016.
The flagpole is now the centerpiece of an effort to raise $10,000. So far, supporters have “rallied round the flagpole” with pledges totaling $3,500. But we need everyone’s help! Please take a moment to send your tax-deductible gift now. Please just click here or click the "Donate Now" button below. The Rally Round the Flagpole Campaign supports the flagpole, signage and other property improvements at the Counting House, and local history programs.And please come to our special series of Sunday afternoon talks: "“Chefs in the Counting House: Talk, Tales and Chatter from a Trio of Culinary Authors” will take place on the second floor of the Counting House Museum. Admission $10 supports the Rally Round the Flagpole campaign. More details here.