James House seeks silent auction donations
HAMPTON – The James House Association, Inc. is offering local businesses the opportunity to advertise their concerts by donating gift certificates and items for sale at silent auctions.
The James House Concert Series consists of five concerts. A silent auction will be part of each.
A minimum bid will be awarded to each gift certificate or item. The highest bidders will be announced at the end of each performance.
These silent auctions are winning, winning, winning events. Merchants are winners because they benefit from low-cost advertising. James House benefits from payment from the highest bidders. The bidder wins when they cash a gift certificate or obtain a wanted item.
Merchants interested in providing gift certificates or silent auction items should contact Skip Webb at (603) 926-3851.
The Tuck Museum opens July 7 with a special exhibit
HAMPTON – The Tuck Museum of Hampton History reopens July 7 with a special exhibit on how the history of Hampton, New Hampshire was written.
The exhibit was inspired by the salvage of an old wooden trunk containing source documents from the 1800s that Joseph Dow used to write his “History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire, from its Colony in 1638 to the ‘autumn 1892’.
“When we opened the safe, it was filled with city records, church records, wills, deeds and military records, among others,” said Betty Moore, who organized the exhibit. “As we went through the material, we reflected on how the story is written and the exhibit started to take shape. “
The exhibition is entitled “Considering the Source – How History is Written”.
In addition to viewing the source documents, visitors can see what Hampton looked like in the 1800s, when Joseph was writing the story. His daughter Lucy is also present. Joseph died before he finished his story, so Lucy completed it and published it – quite an accomplishment at a time when men were writing the history books. The book is now a collector’s item and the first editions sell for $ 200.
Objects from the museum’s collection are on display to give an idea of the personal life of the father and daughter.
“The trunk has a story that will remind people of the ‘Storage Wars’ TV series,” Moore said. “The exhibit tells the story of the discovery and the journey of the truck along with the ancient documents and books it contained.”
The Tuck Museum of Hampton History at 40 Park Avenue is open its regular hours Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting July 7.
Seacoast Tree Care revamps trees at North Hampton Bandstand
NORTH HAMPTON – Seacoast Tree Care, the area’s premier tree preservation specialist, recently spent a day helping trees at North Hill Common, home of the North Hampton Bandstand.
The team spent time in each of the trees, pruning for proper structure and pruning deadwood, ensuring the trees thrive in the future.
“The park is a treasure for North Hampton, and we want to do our part to protect the health of the trees,” said Dan Mello, master arborist and owner of Seacoast Tree Care. “We are fortunate to have our store here in North Hampton, this is the home of STC. We are always looking for ways to give back. We also used this training day, carefully monitoring the work to ensure that our entire team is using the best available techniques. Our ultimate goal is to practice tree preservation, ensuring a long lifespan and avoiding removals that could have been avoided. ”
The park has a beautiful crown of maples which provide shade and noise reduction. They provide a natural backdrop for the bandstand, whether it’s empty or hosting one of the big community events.
“We love this city,” Mello said. “It is part of our business ethics to give back to the community. We cannot think of a prettier park to practice our profession.