We have a non-summer reading event on the horizon that we are sure will attract both teens and adults. On Tues., July 16, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. we’ll be ‘Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook.’ This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Bob’s Chinook, aptly named ‘Tug’ will be at the presentation.
The Chinook is our state dog. The Chinook, a sled and work dog, is the only breed to have originated in New Hampshire and one of the few created in America. The breed was started by Arthur Walden in Wonalancet NH in 1917. The bill was the idea of a group of seventh graders at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School in Bedford.
Our speaker, Bob Cottrell, holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. The founding director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, he is now the Curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library, a Board member at the Conway Historical Society, and President ex-officio of the Tamworth Historical Society. He serves as an independent history and museum consultant.
For more information or a list of upcoming programs, please visit our website www.kimballlibrary.com, call 603-362-5234, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.