Past Programs

Epsom Historical Association

November 2006 Meeting



November 19 at 2 pm, the old Epsom Town Hall was the location for the November meeting of the Epsom Historical Association which featured a program on the early NH Militia.
Traveling back in time and touring through New Hampshire’s military history from its beginnings in 1623 to the present day National Guard, Tom Graham II will presented a 25 minute video overview of the past 370 years of New Hampshire’s impressive military history. Mr. Graham serves as the historian for the New Hampshire National Guard and took questions after the presentation.
Epsom played an important role, with members of its militia making the trek to Bunker Hill, and maintained a strong militia (the 18th Regiment) throughout the first half of the 1800’s. Prominent citizens of the local militia included members of the McClary family, Simon Ames Heath, John Ham, Daniel Cilley, James Babb, Josiah Crosby and General Benjamin L. Locke.
The program was open to the public and refreshments were served by Nancy Claris and Mary Frambach. Officers were elected for 2007, and remain the same as the past year: Harvey Harkness, President; Phil Yeaton, Vice President; Elsie Fife, Secretary; and Penny Graham, Treasurer.