NH Public Radio “The Exchange” program with NH Department of Natural & Cultural Resources
Commissioner Sarah Stewart on August 18, 2020.

Telling N.H. History through Roadside Markers

We rebroadcast this earlier conversation today. You may have zoomed right by the broad green signs, but stopping for a moment to read a historical roadside marker gives a sense of the depth and complexity of the state’s past. The markers encompass a broad range of N.H. history: Abenaki Native Americans, poets, painters, contemporary sports figures, meeting houses, stone arch bridges, and long-lost villages, as well as factories, cemeteries, and places where international history was made. Any organization or individual can propose a historical highway marker and shepherd it through to reality. We discuss the process leading to the state’s latest marker in Dover, honoring John Parker Hale.

Original Airdate: Aug. 18, 2020; rebroadcast Wednesday, Sept. 2