Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire's State dog, the Chinook

Please join the Friends of the Jackson Public Library as they host Bob Cottrell and his New Hampshire Humanities Council program Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, The Chinook on Sunday April 12th, 2015 at 7:00 pm here at the Library.

This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in the story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines in several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire. Bob Cottrell lives in Chocorua and holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. The founding director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, he is now the Curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library, a Board member at the Conway Historical Society, and President ex-officio of the Tamworth Historical Society. He serves as an independent history and museum consultant. The presentation is free and open to the public although a $5.00 donation is welcome to offset speaker expenses. For more information, please contact the Jackson Public Library at 603-383-9731