115th Family Reunion

The 115th annual family reunion of the Duston-Dustin Family Association will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Haverhill Historical Society’s Buttonwoods Museum, 240 Water Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts.

12:00 PM PROGRAM: Professor Robert G. Goodby: “An Abbreviated History of the Abenaki People”
12:45 PM LUNCH

Robert G. Goodby, Ph.D., professor of Anthropology and Honors Program Director at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. Dr. Goodby, originally from Connecticut, has spent the last 35 years studying the long history of the Abenaki in Northern New England, and over his extensive academic career has investigated dozens of Abenaki sites across New Hampshire and Vermont. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society and has served on the New Hampshire Native American Affairs Commission and as a trustee of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, NH. He will review this important tribe’s origins in geographic New England with a focus on its later history with the arrival of European settlers in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Directions: From Route 495 North or South, take Exit 49 and head east 3 miles, following the Visitor Center signs through downtown Haverhill to the Haverhill Historical Society. From Route 95 North or South, take Exit 54, and follow Route 133 to Route 97 to the Haverhill Historical Society.

Bring your lunch, and picnic at the museum. A trip to visit with Goodwife Duston at her 1697 Garrison House will leave after lunch.

(Click here for a PDF version of the meeting notice)