STRATHAM —On Mon., March 8, The Stratham Historical Society, jointly with The Wiggin Memorial Library will host a program by Jeff Warner, made possible through a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. The program, a Zoom event, is titled “Range the Wild Woods Over: Loggers’ Songs and Stories”. The program is scheduled for 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Loggers at the turn of the twentieth century cut the timber that built and warmed our houses and provided the ties for America’s ever-expanding railroads. Timber established Portsmouth, Portland, and Bangor as important ports, sending New England lumber around the world. Folklorist Jeff Warner relates the songs and stories of the people who worked the wintry woods, showing their humor and their grit, and giving us a glimpse into everyday life in long-ago lumber camps. Mr. Warner has performed widely, from large festivals in the U.K. to clubs, festivals, and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar, and several “pocket” instruments, including bones and spoons. Mr. Warner is a folklorist and community scholar for the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. He is a returning presenter and has always had a record turnout for his presentations.

There are fifty spaces available for the Zoom presentation. Registration is required for this event. To register, please use the following link: Or, visit the Wiggin Memorial Library’s website at Go to Events calendar, March 2021, then click on “Register”.

Email reminders are sent 48 hours before the event takes place, using the information you provide during registration. A Zoom link will be provided to you at that time. If the event is canceled, you will be notified. This program is supported thru the generosity of the New Hampshire Humanities and free to the public. The program starts at 7:00 p.m. Register and enjoy.




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