Kim is available for speaking engagements and presentations on Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. Programs are tailored for a specific bridge (or bridges), town, or region as requested. She can create a program for your community!
Programs featuring a general overview of New Hampshire’s covered bridges, railroad covered bridges, bridgewrights, preservation efforts, flood events, or the research process behind the book are also available. Or if your group is mobile, tours of covered bridges are a great way to make the history come alive.
Be sure to check the calendar to see when the next program will be!
As of June 2023, Kim is a part of the New Hampshire Humanities speakers bureau. Through Humanities to Go, the statewide speakers bureau, nonprofit organizations and community groups can offer high quality cultural programming to the public at minimal cost to the host. Click on the link for more information about grant support for a community program.
Kim has created specific programs for the following organizations.
- New Hampshire Historical Society
- Historical Society of Amherst
- Antrim Historical Society
- Bartlett Historical Society
- Bath Historical Society
- Bedford Historical Society
- Campton Historical Society
- Colebrook Historical Society
- Historical Society of Cheshire County
- Greenfield Historical Society
- Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society
- Lebanon Historical Society
- Lempster Historical Society
- Milford Historical Society
- Nottingham Historical Society
- Ossipee Historical Society
- Pittsburg Historical Society
- Tory Hill Author Series hosted by the Warner Historical Society
- Washington Historical Society
- Bath Public Library
- Bethlehem Public Library
- Davies Memorial Library/Lower Waterford Historical Society, VT
- Elkins Public Library, Canterbury
- Hancock Town Library
- Hooksett Public Library
- Kimball Library, Atkinson
- Lincoln Public Library
- Philip Read Memorial Library, Plainfield
- Rochester Public Library
- Weeks Memorial Library, Lancaster
- Whipple Free Library, New Boston
- Camp Calumet
- Cathedral of the Pines
- Cottrell Baldwin Environmental Lecture Series, hosted by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and Fox Forest, Hillsborough
- Granite State Ambassadors
- Harris Center for Conservation Education
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- Monadnock at Home
- Grand Monadnock Rotary Club
- Gibson’s Bookstore
- Toadstool Bookshop Peterborough
- Whittier Birthplace
Virtual programs are also available via Zoom.
Participants give Kim’s covered bridge programs 5 out of 5 stars!
Read what guests are saying about her programs.
“Her visuals were very good. Her presentation skills are extremely strong: enthusiastic, personable, knowledgeable, prepared, good sense of humor, very down to earth and didn’t talk down to her audience. Open to ideas and audience participation. Her whole presentation and approach were excellent.”Laurie J., Fox Forest Program, March 2023
“Although I have seen a number of New Hampshire’s covered bridges I never thought about how they were built. Kim’s presentation introduced the audience to the designers of these amazing structures and their engineering techniques which was fascinating.”Terry K., New Hampshire Historical Society Program, March 2023
“Kim was delightfully engaging and knew her topic well. Her presentation was spot on in every way with timing, humor and information. Super job!”Pat B., Fox Forest Program, March 2023
“How everyone interacted, questions just bounced from one to another and answers were fulfilled… she was brilliant and so engaging.”Bernie P., Bath Public Library Program, March 2023
“Kim is an excellent speaker to keep the interest of her audience. I could have listened another hour!”Ginny M., Whipple Free Library Program, New Boston, May 2023
“This program took the participants beyond the picturesque aspects of covered bridges to the how and why they existed and the importance of preserving the covered bridges remaining. It was great to hear about the covered bridges in our town but also about the covered bridges of New Hampshire.”David Covill, President, Pittsburg Historical Society Program, July 2023
“Kim not only knew her subject and answered loads of questions off the cuff, she was funny and entertaining to listen to. She is obviously enthusiastic about covered bridges and it shows. It was particularly neat hearing about the bridges in our town and surrounding areas, which no longer exist and are not in the book. Kim took the time to personalize her talk just for us!”Karen B., Amherst Town Library Program, December 2022
“Learned why bridges are covered and how they are sustained by their communities. Kim was an engaging story teller. “Zena E., Rowell Bridge Tour, June 2023
“Before the program I only knew that I liked the look of covered bridges. I now understand what a covered bridge really is and their different structures and looks.”Sally K., Granite State Ambassadors Program, March 2023
“Not knowing much about the past history of the covered bridges of Rochester area, I was learning new information the whole time. I believe you had the rest of the audience very interested also.”Steve B., Rochester Public Library Program, December 2022
“There were covered bridges… in the area where I have lived my entire life and had no idea. The photos and provided history of these bridges was fascinating to me! I have found myself searching out some of the bridges (or in some cases the spot where the bridges once stood) during my travels.”Julie T., Hancock Town Library Program, December 2022
“The historical content was detailed and interesting. I learned about many covered bridges in Campton that I did not know had ever existed. Kim’s talk was delivered with humor and unusual facts that brought the history of the community to life.”Master Bridgewright Arnold M. Graton, Campton Historical Society Program, July 2022