DOVER – On Sunday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m., author Michael Bruno will discuss his book “Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire’s Roadside Historical Markers" at the Dover Public Library. He will have copies of his books available for sale and signing at the event.
New Hampshire history is uniquely on display along the highways of the Granite State. The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today. New Hampshire also played a major role in the birth of our nation. From Revolutionary battlefields to individuals of political influence, the Granite State has made an indelible mark on history. This book explores the 255 New Hampshire historical markers that dot the state highways and roads. Each marker is described with its location (to include GPS coordinates), date installed, marker inscription, and expanded historical references of this event/individual. Information may also be provided about other points of interest in the vicinity of the historical marker.
Bruno was born and raised in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. After serving in the U.S. Army for more than 23 years, he returned to New Hampshire in 2009. He has been a JROTC Army Instructor at White Mountains Regional High School in Whitefield since his military retirement. Michael attained an Educational Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He resides in the historic mountain community of Bethlehem where he is actively involved in town government.
In 2017, Michael wrote and sponsored an historical marker commemorating Frances Glessner Lee, who made significant contributions to the study of forensics. Michael is also a certified New Hampshire Granite State Ambassador. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking in the White Mountains and riding his motorcycle with his wife Kristin along the country roads of New Hampshire.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 603-516-6050.