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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8c3e0001In 2013, 13 New Hampshire towns celebrated their 250th anniversaries. As part of this series, NHPR’s Keith Shields traveled to each of these places, learned more about their founding and found the unique stories buried within their borders.

250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns

Sara Plourde

In a year-long series called “250 Years In The Making: Stories From 13 New Hampshire Towns," NHPR’s Keith Shields has traveled all across the Granite State, learning the unique stories of these towns and how their tales also reflect the broader narrative of new Hampshire history.


  • Keith Shields– executive producer of The Exchange, and reporter for the “250 Years in the Making” series   
  • Marcia Schmidt-Blaine – professor of history at Plymouth State University.  Her research focuses on colonial American identity and late 19th to early 20th century environmental and cultural history, using New Hampshire as a case study.                               
  • Stuart Wallace– New Hampshire historian and history professor at NHTI
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