The next installment in our History Weekend series is Saturday, November 15th, when we have organized a day around the history of New Hampshire’s great Sheep Boom of the mid-19th century. That’s right, the “Sheep Boom” – before the Industrial Boom, Oil Boom, Internet Boom, what have you, there was the Sheep Boom, which did much to transform the New England landscape.
First up, at 10:30 a.m., is a visit to the Hancock Historical Society at the other end of Main Street for a look at how one leading Hancock family, the Westons, survived, persevered and adapted to the events of their time, and how the sheep farm segment of their business endured and survived to the present day.
At 5:30 p.m. we meet at the Inn for cocktails and dinner to hear Stephen Taylor, farmer, scholar and former New Hampshire Agricultural Commissioner, talk about the Sheep Boom of the 1800s and its enduring impact on our landscape. If you choose, you can enjoy Weston Family lamb which is appears regularly on the Inn’s menu.
The cost of the program is free. Cocktails and dinner costs at the Inn are a la carte. Reservations are required.
Come learn more about our history at New Hampshire’s oldest, continuously operating Inn, The Hancock Inn.