One of the goals of The Salisbury Historical Society is to instill an appreciation of local history in our young people. We have an interesting teaching format, which is enjoyable to children and attending adults as well, called The Round Robin.
The Round Robin is an event sponsored jointly by the Salisbury, Andover and Webster Historical Societies for the 4th graders of these towns. It takes place annually towards the end of the school year in early June. Students take turns visiting the Historical Societies of each town within a 3 hour period. The morning culminates with a noontime picnic, playing of traditional games on the Salisbury Town Green and a group photo in front of our Meeting House.
This year we enjoyed a brief concert by the 4th graders who sang New Hampshire Naturally by the Shaw Brothers. They prepared for weeks ahead of time in their respective music classes and did a wonderful job on Round Robin Day. It was so enjoyable that we hope it can become a part of each year’s Round Robin Day.
The Salisbury visit entails a guided walk through our Museum, Meeting House and the Old Baptist Cemetery behind the Meeting House for the Cemetery Walk where several re enactors in character stand by their gravesite and relate something about their life and times.
It is our hope that the children’s enjoyment of town history day will be memorable for them and in turn flower into a love of history to be passed onto following generations.