New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

2013: Concert by Lizards in the Hayloft!

 

2013 Concert by Lizards in the Hayloft!

 

On October 12th, at 7:30 pm, the Stearns-Burton Fund and the New Ipswich Historical Society will sponsor a concert featuring “The Lizards in the Hayloft,” hosted by the New Ipswich Congregational Church.

"The Lizards in the Hayloft" is a folk band made up of musicians from New Ipswich and Ashby MA. They have played at festivals in Groton, Fitchburg, Townsend, Ashby, and Mason. Band members include NIHS Trustee John Rosenfelder, as well as:

  • Fiddler Christine Anderson, of New Ipswich, who has played with many Celtic, Finnish and bluegrass bands in the Boston area.
  • Bass player Stephan Arsenault of Ashby, a Berkeley trained jazz musician, member of several jazz and classical ensembles.
  • Mark Haines, banjo player, along with Cedwyn Morgan, mandolin, both from Ashby have played together in several bluegrass and folk groups.
  • Sarah Rosenfelder, of New Ipswich, is a singer-song writer and multi-instrumentalist.
  • Several of these musicians overlap with the band Oivan Ilo, which specializes in Finnish folk dance music.  Oivan Ilo has played for Finn Fests in Minnesota, Michigan and Maine, and a Finn Fun Weekend in Troy NH.  They are regulars at events in Saima Park in Fitchburg.
  • The band will be joined by special guest, Eric Lilljequist, formerly of Ashburnham, who has been lead guitarist for Jonathan Edwards and Tom Rush.  Eric can put on a show all by himself!

The concert will present a musical time line of 1700’s through the present, with tidbits of New Ipswich history thrown in.

 Please join us on October 12th to help celebrate the New Ipswich Historical Society’s 100-year anniversary. Admission is free and open to the public.

This promises to be a memorable event!

 


 OFFICERS

 

President, Greg Hanselman

Vice President, John Rosenfelder

Treasurer, Patricia Lage

Secretary, Margaret Lee

 


2016 President's Letter

 


IMPORTANT EVENTS

New Winter Program, Jan. 25, 2018


Historic District Marker Unveiled

A new bronze marker for the Central Village Historic District was unveiled on Saturday, December 9, 2017 by members of the Historical Society.  The marker was obtained from a grant from Historic New England, a donation from the  New Ipswich Historical Society, as well as, an anonymous donor.  We would like to thank those who funded this project, as well as, the New Ipswich Selectman for approving the location of the marker on the town owned property at the corner of Turnpike Road and Main Street.  Also, a special thank you to the New Ipswich DPW for installing the marker.


The NIHS Annual Meeting was held on  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Historical Society. 

 


 2017 NIHS Hours

 

We are now closed for the 2017 season.

Summer and Fall of 2018 hours : TBD
Please call 603.801.3511 to arrange a private visit.

 


Whatever happened to?

Ellen Barr, a girl from New Ipswich!


 

Contact US

For more information about membership, programs, or research inquiries, please contact us at info@newipswichhistoricalsociety.org

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