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Get your muskets ready for 2015

We just had our officer election this past Saturday in Windham. These elected representatives will serve from 2015-2017. Congratulations to our new officers:

Adjutant – Jim Hayden elected
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Treasurer – Karen Hayden reelected
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Quartermaster – Craig Fogg reelected
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Line Infantry Sergeant – Kris King reelected
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Artillery Sergeant – Joe Stokes reelected
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Craig is also now in his third year in his 3 year term as president.

We also voted on many of the events for 2015, with just a few more to consider once we know more. Members will receive the meeting minutes and event schedule by email soon.

Finally, members and recruits, don’t forget to RSVP for our annual First NH Regiment Washington’s Birthday Dinner. It is Saturday, February 21st at the Folsom Tavern in Exeter, NH. Details were already sent out by email from your new adjutant. Please respond by Feb. 14th.

The end of the 2014 season

WP_20141111_10_53_57_ProThank you to all of the participants of this year’s Nashua’s Veterans Day Parade and the rest of the 2014 season. We had new recruits, we had some great turnout to events, and we had some events that had wonderful weather, while others went on (or were cancelled) in a downpour.

Officer elections are next and an email went out to current members.
Not a member? Click on the link above to join us.

We’re now in winter quarters until 2015.

Season more than half way through

We’ve been in parades, on encampments, and on the battlefield.

But where were you?

We’re always taking new recruits to show you what we’re made of. View our Flickr photos, view our YouTube videos, and reach out to us. Click on “join us” up top to learn more and join us at our next event.

Looking to hire us?

We’re already booking dates for our 2015 and even our 2016 calendars. Click on “hire us” up top to let is know what you’d like us to help our with, whether its participating in a parade, putting on a small encampment at your site, or doing a living history talk or demonstration. We’ll reach out to you, let you know what we can do for your organization and give you a no-obligation, free quote.

Rebecca Nurse Homestead Encampment

We just got back from a Revolutionary War encampment at the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers, Massachusetts May 16-18, 2014. Here are photos courtesy of Lorenzo Arredondo:

Photosynth 3-D panorama images of the site:
Revolutionary War encampment and the 1st NH Regiment dining fly:

The meeting house:

In Memorium

Dear members of 1st NH Regiment and Friends,
It is with a very heavy heart that I pass along the sad news that Norwood Keeney, past Commander, last Colonel, and Lifetime member of the 1st NH Regiment passed away this morning after a month long final battle with Lung Cancer. His son, Woody, who served for years as our Ensign, contacted me this afternoon and asked me to pass along the news. Norwood would have turned 90 this July. He served in the field well into his 70s. I know many of the long time members and friends have great stories about The Colonel. He was my friend and mentor and I spent many hours traveling with him inthe early 80s (That is a story in itself!). I will pass along details as I get them.

In the meantime, please keep Norwood, his wife Phyllis and his son Woody in your thoughts and prayers.

Peace,
Jim Hayden

Gearing up for our 2014 season

This Sunday our members are meeting to vote on the events we’ll participate in this season. If you are an event organizer and are looking to hire us for an event this year, whether it is for an encampment, living history camp demonstration, or musket drilling or firing, you can still get a hold of us after Sunday. We’ll want to know what you’re interested in planning together and then have to report back to our members, to see if they’re available. We can offer a free quote for the event you’re having. Please let us know by contacting us on our contact page at the top of the website. Thanks!

End of season. Planning for 2014.

The 2013 season has ended. Thank you to all of our participating members for a nice season.

Are you a museum, school, or business looking to hire reenactors to do an encampment, mock battle, drilling demonstration, or speech? Contact us, using our contact page above, and let us know what you’d like to put together. We’re starting to book events for 2014!