Walpole Historical Society Speaker Series – 1/13/17

“Mines of the Monadnock Region”
Friday, Jan.13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

From mica to feldspar and eventually the addition of beryl, the Monadnock Region has
had its share of world famous mines. Join Jim Pecora, the Southwestern New Hampshire Mines
and Mining Historian for a fascinating and informative look at over 200 years of mining history,
a history that is unfamiliar to most of those who live here.

Pecora’s “Show and Tell” multimedia presentation will open doors to a world full of hard work, often by crews of immigrants, who mined within some massive subterranean tunnels beneath our region.

For over a hundred years, mica was the money-making mineral in Monadnock.  Learn about mica’s many ordinary and WWI and II top-secret uses. In addition, the audience will learn some amazing information about South Acworth’s famous Beryl Mountain and the world renowned Big Mine in Alstead.
Spend an evening learning something new and interesting about your region.

This Speaker Series “Mines of the Monadnock Region” is free, and the public is invited to attend on
Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:00 PM at the Walpole Town Hall.

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