April 2021, A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes

A Walk Back in Time: The Secrets of Cellar Holes
Presented by Adair Mulligan



Northern New England is full of reminders of past lives: stone walls, old foundations, a century-old lilac struggling to survive as the forest reclaims a once-sunny dooryard. What forces shaped settlement, and later abandonment, of these places? Adair Mulligan explores the rich story to be discovered in what remains. See how one town has set out to create an inventory of its cellar holes from clues in the landscape. Such a project helps landowners know what to do if they have archaeological sites on their land and how to stimulate interest in a town’s future through its past.

Popular presenter of programs offered by NH Humanities, Adair Mulligan has an avid curiosity about the natural and cultural history of northern New England. Author of The Gunstock Parish: A History of Gilford, New Hampshire, she has also contributed to many other NH publications, including Proud to Live Here in the Connecticut River Valley and Beyond the Notches: Stories of Place in New Hampshire’s North Country. Executive Director of the Hanover Conservancy, she served for 20 years as Conservation Director of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions.

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