Harnessing History: On the Trail of New Hampshire’s State Dog, the Chinook

Wednesday April 26, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

This program looks at how dog sledding developed in New Hampshire and how the Chinook played a major role in this story. Explaining how man and his relationship with dogs won out over machines on several famous polar expeditions, Bob Cottrell covers the history of Arthur Walden and his Chinooks, the State Dog of New Hampshire.

Bob Cottrell holds an MA from the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture in Delaware. The founding director of the Remick Country Doctor Museum in Tamworth, he is now the Curator of the Henney History Room at the Conway Public Library, a Board member at the Conway Historical Society, and President ex-officio of the Tamworth Historical Society.

This program will be held at Milford Town Hall Banquet Room – please use entrance on Middle Street and take elevator to the 3rd floor.

This program is funded by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.


  1. Emily Proulx

    We have a chinook and would love to attend this. Are dogs allowed to come along?

    1. Sue A.

      Dear Emily

      Thank you for your interest in the program. I am sorry to say the Director has advised against bringing animals to the program. Service dogs are always welcome.

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