Presentation ‘Mountain Troops and American Skiing’ | Lifestyles

STRATHAM – The Stratham Historical Society, in conjunction with the Wiggin Memorial Library, will present a program by Jeff Leich, “Tales of the 10th: The Mountain Troops and American Skiing,” on Monday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at the Stratham Fire Hall, Morgera Community Hall (at the back of the building), corner of Winnicutt Road and Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham. There will be ample parking on site.

This visual story tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division during WWII, the unique unit designed by New England skiers and recruited from the ranks of civilian skiers by the National Ski Patrol. Three regiments of mountain troops trained extensively in skiing and mountaineering in the Colorado Rockies, then compiled a distinguished combat history in Italy. Its veterans had an important influence on the post-war development of American skiing.

The presenter, Mr. Leich has been the executive director of the New England Ski Museum in Franconia since 1997. He is also the editor of the New England Ski Museum Journal.

The program will begin at 7:00 p.m., shortly after a 6:30 p.m. meeting of members of the Stratham Historical Society. This program is free to the public.

Note: We remain responsive to all news regarding COVID-19. In-person programs are scheduled subject to reasonable security conditions in the gathering of participants and with the agreement of the presenters. Wearing a mask is encouraged for all participants. The seats will be physically distanced from one side of the room.

For questions, call SHS 603-778-0434 or 603-778-0110.


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