UPCOMING EVENTS

GUEST APPEARANCES

YOUR GATEWAY TO UPCOMING EVENTS FEATURING NH AUTHOR MICHAEL BRUNO

From guest appearances to lectures and enrichment programs, explore the diverse offerings that bring the history of the Granite State to life and join Bruno for insightful journeys through time.

Michael Bruno shares his passion for New Hampshire’s rich history. Engage in interactive discussions, gain behind-the-scenes insights into the making of “Cruising New Hampshire History,” and discover the untold stories behind the state’s historical markers.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Want to stay informed about upcoming events or invite Michael Bruno for a guest appearance at your venue? Connect with us on our website or through social media! We are always eager to collaborate with organizations, schools, and community groups to bring the history of New Hampshire to diverse audiences.

Attend and Support Local Communities

By participating in our events, you not only enrich your understanding of New Hampshire’s history but also contribute to local communities. Your attendance supports the vibrant cultural landscape of the Granite State, fostering a sense of community pride and historical appreciation.

Get Involved

Check back regularly for updates on upcoming events, and be sure to mark your calendars for an enriching experience with “Cruising New Hampshire History.” Join us as we explore the past, one historical marker at a time. Your journey into the heart of New Hampshire’s history begins here!

PAST EXPERIENCES

2023 EVENTS

January 2023

​1/21 Philbrick-James Library, 4 Church St. Deerfield NH. 11am  Programs & Events – Philbrick James Library

March 2023

3/23 Jefferson Public Library, 178 Meadows Rd. Jefferson NH. 6pm

3/29 Gorham Public Library, 35 Railroad St. Gorham NH. 7pm 603-466-2525

April 2023

4/1 Dublin Public Library, 1114 Main St. Dublin NH. 10am. 603-563-8658   https://www.dublinnhpubliclibrary.org/

4/24 Camp Calumet, 1109 West Ossipee Lake Rd. Freedom NH 7pm

May 2023

5/16 Durham Public Library- Virtual event. 6pm Registration required:

 https://durhampubliclibrary.org/Pages/Index/70819/upcoming-events

5/20 Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Square, Hollis NH. 1pm 603-465-7721 https://www.hollislibrary.org

5/25 NH Fire Warden Ammonoosuc Chapter meeting, Woodstock NH 6pm.

June 2023

6/5 Moultonborough Public Library, 4 Holland St. Moultonborough NH. 6:30pm 603-476-8895 www.moultonboroughlibrary.org

6/23 The Summit by Morrison, 56 Summit Dr. Whitefield. 2pm Contact: Alyssa Scott 603-837-3500

6/27 Exeter Public Library, 4 Chestnut St. Exeter NH. 6pm 603-772-3101   www.exeterpl.org

July 2023

7/5 Omni Mount Washington Hotel & Resort, 310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd. Bretton Woods, NH. Summer Enrichment Series- 7:00pm 603-278-1000   

August 2023

8/16 Omni Mount Washington Hotel & Resort, 310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd. Bretton Woods, NH. Summer Enrichment Series- 7:00pm 603-278-1000

8/17 Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon St. E., Laconia NH. 6:00pm 603-524-8813
https://www.belknapmill.org/mill-events/rdgciuwdo7h8wz33a5sc53xkie30a2

8/18 Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way, Hooksett NH. 11am. 603-485-6092
https://hooksettlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/cruising-new-hampshire-history/

8/21 Genesis Langdon Place of Nashua, 319 E. Dunstable Rd. Nashua NH. 2pm. 603-888-7878 

September 2023

9/20 Omni Mount Washington Hotel & Resort, 310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd. Bretton Woods, NH. Summer Enrichment Series- 7:00pm 603-278-1000

​9/23 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNH (OLLI), Mount Washington Valley Campus, North Conway. 10:30-12pm.
https://olli.granite.edu/courses-events

2022 EVENTS

“I am so excited that venues are opening up once again. While the presentations are limited in number and some are hybrid. It is a start to getting out once again to share the ‘Cruising New Hampshire Story!'” – Michael Bruno

​​January 2022

1/19  Lisbon Historical Society, Shared Ministry Church, 49 South Main St. Lisbon NH. 7pm

1/26 Taylor Community at Sugar Hill, 83 Rolling Wood Dr. Wolfeboro NH 7pm. Rescheduled for Febuary 24th at 7pm

February 2022

2/24 Taylor Community at Sugar Hill, 83 Rolling Wood Dr. Wolfeboro NH 7pm

April 2022

4/19 Alton Historical Society,Gilman Public Library , Alton NH. 7pm

June 2022

6/15 Bartlett Historical Society- Congregational Church Rte 302/Albany Ave. Bartlett NH. 7pm

September 2022

9/14 ​Eastman Community Center- Grantham NH 7pm.

9/17  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Granite State College Concord Campus. Concord NH 1-3pm.

October 2022

10/1  Miner Memorial Library, Hisbory Hall #4 2nd NH Turnpike, Lempster NH 2pm

 

2021 EVENTS

May 2021

5/10 Granite State Ambassadors “Meet the Authors of GSA”. 3pm.

 5/29 The Country Bookseller Meet the Author event: 23A North Main St. Wolfeboro, NH 11am- 1pm
 https://www.thecountrybookseller.com/news-and-events

June 2021

6/25 The Greater Salem Rotary Club, Tuscan Kitchen 67 Main St. Salem NH 7:30am.​   

July 2021

7/22 Weeks State Park Association (In-person). 200 Weeks State Park Rd. Lancaster NH 603-788-4004. Time 7pm.

August 2021

8/4 Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, 503 Endicott St. N. Laconia NH 7pm. contact: lakewinnipesaukeemuseum@gmail.com
603-366-5950

8/5 Gale Library, 16 South Main St. Newton NH. 6:30pm VIRTUAL PRESENTATION: Contact to register and receive Zoom link. 603-382-4691 or galelibraryreads@comcast.net

September 2021

9/11  Auburn Historical Society’s “Auburn Days” 10am-3pm Hooksett Rd. Auburn (downtown Auburn Village). Books available for sale and signatures.

9/29  Taylor Community Center, 435 Union St. Laconia NH 6:30pm contact Brenda Kean 603-366-1226 for info.

October 2021

10/20  Woodman Museum Speaker Series: Woodman Museum 182 Central Ave. Dover, NH. 7pm.

November 2021

11/29 Bethlehem Heritage Society Fundraiser- Presentation at the Bethlehem Public Library. Bethlehem NH 6pm

2020 EVENTS

March 2020

3/14 Freethinkers Corner Bookstore, Dover NH 12pm-4pm

April 2020 

4/6 Philip Read Memorial Library, Plainfield NH Time TBD

4/15 Bartlett Historical Society, Josiah Bartlett School, Bartlett NH 7pm

** APRIL EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED***

May 2020 

5/3 Miner Memorial Library, Lempster 2pm **POSTPONED**

5/20 Woodman Museum Speaker Series, Woodman Museum. Dover NH 7pm. **POSTPONED** 

June 2020 

6/11 Leach Library, Londonderry NH 7pm This event will be virtual. Please check out the Leach Library Facebook page for details.

July 2020 

7/1 Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, 503 Endicott St. N. Laconia NH 7pm.  **POSTPONED TO 2021**

7/8 Woodman Museum, Central Ave. Dover NH. Unveiling of Home of John Parker Hale historical marker #0264 10am.

7/8 Littleton Rotary Club, Virtual presentation 12:15pm.

7/10 Greater Salem Rotary Club, Tuscan Kitchen (2nd floor) 67 Main St. Salem 8am. **POSTPONED**

7/14 Salem Historical Society, 310 Main St. Salem NH 7pm

August 2020 

8/13 Weeks State Park Association- Weeks State Park Lancaster 7pm**Postponed to summer 2021**

8/18 NH Public Radio “The Exchange” 9am.

8/20 Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 South Main St. Wolfeboro NH 6:30pm

November 2020

NEW EVENTS!

11/9 Nashua Public Library Virtual Presentation; 7pm. RSVP required-Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qEC8NQpSTfCg6oNeyPt_xg

11/16 A Freethinkers Corner Bookstore, Dover NH. 7pm Event registration via: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvdumgpjIvGdFKIFD_Eb-rRgeErDaEMzYw

11/14 Nashua Historical Society, Nashua NH 2pm **Postponed until 2021**

 

2019 EVENTS

January 2019

1/14 Conway Public Library time 6:30pm

1/16 Pease Library Plymouth NH 6:30pm

1/19 Tuftonboro Public Library 11am

1/20 Dover Public Library 2pm RESCHEDULED DUE TO STORM now 1/27/19

February 2019

​2/4 Weeks Memorial Library, Lancaster NH 7:00pm (Fundraiser for WMRHS JROTC)

2/6 Enfield Public Library Enfield NH 7pm to be held at Enfield Community Bldg. RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER 2/13 at 7pm

2/21 Chocorua Public Library 6:30pm

2/28 Laconia Rotary Club- Belknap Mills Bldg. 12pm 

March 2019

3/6 Bretzfelder Park Educational Series-Bethlehem NH 7pm (sponsored by the Society for the Protection of NH Forests at The Rocks Estate)

3/18 Boscawen Public Library- 6:30pm

3/20 Derry Public Library, Derry NH 6:30pm

3/21 NH Land Surveyors Association, Manchester 7:30pm

3/26 Hill Public Library, Center Strafford NH 6:30pm

April 2019

4/5 Farmington Historical Society, 7pm at Goodwin Library

4/6 Manchester Historical Society-Millyard Museum 1pm

May 2019

5/1 Nesmith Library/Windham Historical Society, Windham NH 6:30pm

https://www.nesmithlibrary.org/featured-story/2019/04/16/cruising-new-hampshire-history-may-1st-630pm

5/6 Moultonborough Public Library, 7pm

5/9 Brookline Public Library, 6:30pm

5/15 Freedom Historical Society, Freedom NH 7pm

5/21 Fuller Public Library, Hillsborough NH 6:30pm

5/23 Fiske Free Library, Claremont, 6pm

5/29 Barrington Public Library, 6:30pm

5/30 Laconia Public Library, 6:30pm

June 2019

6/6 Franklin Historical Society, 7pm

6/8 Sugar Hill Lupine Festival 12:30-2pm (presentation) books available for sale at booth both Saturday & Sunday.

​6/11 Maxfield Public Library, Loudon NH 6pm

6/13 Brentwood Historical Society, Brentwood Library 7pm

6/25 Tilton Historical Society, Tilton School Lecture Hall 6:30pm

​6/27 Piermont Public Library, Piermont NH 7pm

July 2019

7/9 Haverhill Historical Society, 7pm

7/11 Whipple Free Public Library, New Boston 7pm

7/16 Epsom Public Library 7pm

7/17 Griffin Free Public Library, Auburn NH, 6:30pm

7/18 Madison Historical Society, Madison NH 7pm

7/23 North Hampton Public Library, North Hampton NH 6:30pm

​7/24 Taylor Community Center, Laconia, 2pm

​7/25 Tracy Memorial Library, New London, 7pm

7/27 Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Manchester 1pm book signing.

7/29 Newbury Public Library, Newbury, 7pm

August 2019

8/1 Libbie Cass Library, Springfield NH 7pm

8/19 Campton Historical Society, Old Town Hall 7pm

8/20 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Granite State College- Conway campus 5pm

8/22 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Granite State College- Concord campus 1pm

8/26 Sugar Hill Grange, Crapo Bldg. 7pm

September 2019

9/9 Amherst Town Library, Amherst NH 

9/10 Pembroke Woman’s Club, Jewel Lodge, Pembroke NH 6:30pm

9/11 Pittsfield Historical Society, 13 Elm St. Pittsfield NH 7pm

9/16 J.A. Tarbell Memorial Library, Lyndeborough NH 7pm

9/19 Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham NH 6:30pm

9/21 Daland Memorial Library, Mont Vernon NH 1pm

9/25 Rye NH Public Library, 6:30pm

October 2019

10/8 Hampton Falls Historical Society, Hampton Falls NH 6:30pm

10/9 Brown Memorial Library, Bradford NH 6:30pm

10/15 Ossipee Historical Society, 20 Courthouse Sq. 5:30pm

10/16 Kensington Public Library, Kensington NH 6:30pm

10/22 Aaron Cutler Memorial Library, Litchfield NH 7pm

10/26 Barnes & Noble bookstore, Fox Run Mall, Newington 1pm

November 2019

11/10 Amoskeag Reserve Engine Co. Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Manchester NH Time TBD

2018 EVENTS

June 2018

6/14 Bethlehem Public Library, 6pm

July 2018 

 7/23 Hall Memorial Library, Northfield NH 7pm

7/31 Unveiling of Frances Glessner Lee marker, Bethlehem

August 2018

8/1 Gibsons Bookstore, Concord 6pm.

8/11 Frost Free Library, Marlborough, NH 11am.

8/23 Tilton Senior Center, Tilton NH 11am

​September 2018

9/8 New Durham Library, 1pm

9/11 Smyth Public Library, Candia, NH 6pm

9/13 Minot-Sleeper Public Library, Bristol, NH 7pm

9/24 Jefferson Public Library, Jefferson Community Bldg. 6pm

9/27 Weeks Public Library, Greenland NH 6:30pm

9/30 Autumn Festival, Sugar Hill NH 12:30pm

​October 2018

10/3 Sanbornton Public Library 6:30pm

10/4 Gilford Public Library 6:30pm

10/13 Local Authors Forum- Toadstool Bookstore, Milford NH 2pm

10/17 Littleton Public Library 6:30pm

10/18 Dunbar Free Library, Grantham NH 6:30pm

10/21 Main Street BookEnds Warner, NH 2pm https://www.mainstreetbookends.com/event/cruising-nh-history-w-michael-bruno

10/24 Langdon Public Library, Newingtom NH 6:30pm

10/26 NH Chronicle Feature 7 pm

November 2018

11/1 Hooksett Public Library 6:30pm

11/17 Howe Public Library, Hanover NH 2pm

11/24 Toadstool Boostore, Keene NH 2pm

11/27 Chocorua Public Library, 6:30pm

11/29 Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln NH 6pm

December 2018

​12/8 Water Street Bookstore, Exeter NH 11am-1pm

book signing. https://www.waterstreetbooks.com/event/signing-michael-bruno-author-cruising-new-hampshire-history

​12/15 Littleton Co-Op Store. 43 Bethlehem Rd. Littleton, NH. www.littletoncoop.com Time TBA

IN THE PRESS

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NHPR The Exchange 2020

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The North Woods

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Saved by the Stone

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Saved by the Stone The Story of the Parting Stone WCVB BostonJanuary 10, 2019 They commemorate the bizarre – a UFO incident – or the forgotten – the site of a Native American mine. Historical markers dot New England’s landscapes. For some people, finding them,...

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Meet The Marker Hunters

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Meet the Marker Hunters They're Hooked on History, UFOs included January 10, 2019 They commemorate the bizarre – a UFO incident – or the forgotten – the site of a Native American mine. Historical markers dot New England’s landscapes. For some people, finding them,...

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Colorful Day Tripping

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New Hampshire Chronicle Colorful Day Tripping Friday, October 26, 2018 Hitting the road with a leaf-peeping guru and a historic marker fanatic on New Hampshire Chronicle. Tonight, meet two local high school teachers who can help you take the leaf-peeping experience to...

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