Historic Meetinghouses and Churches of New Hampshire thoroughly documents the history of these unique civic and religious related structures in all areas of the state from Colonial times into the twentieth century.
Discussed are details about key building features and how the design of these structures evolved over time, the circumstances under which they were built, the men who built them, and the many interesting and unique events and personages, including prominent ministers and local religious leaders, with whom they have been associated over the years.
While these beautiful white-painted buildings today are a symbol to many of the close-knit and harmonious village life of yesteryear, in many cases they were also the focal point for local civic and religious disputes that were often lively and raucous, with some events taking an even more serious turn.
Whether you use this informative and interesting book as an arm-chair guide or hit the road to see these buildings in person, it is certain that, once having read it, you will view New Hampshire’s historic meetinghouses and churches in a whole new light.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Glenn A. Knoblock is a historian, author, and lecturer with over a dozen books to his credit that highlight various aspects of New Hampshire and New England history. He has a BA in history from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and has been studying and documenting aspects of New Hampshire history for over thirty years. For nearly two decades he has given lectures on the topics he has written about state-wide as part of the New Hampshire Humanities and their Humanities To Go program. He resides in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, with his wife, Terry, and daughter, Anna.
PUBLISHER: America Through Time
STATE: New Hampshire
IMAGES: 306 black-and-white
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)