“At the River’s Edge : An Oral History of Berlin, New Hampshire”

Berlin, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Northern Forest, is a small city of approximately 10,000 people, best known for its paper mills and being the largest producer of newsprint in the world during the mid-twentieth century. The city’s history is as deep as the woods that surround it. Ken Turino and Historic New England through a dynamic partnership brought together Timberlane Regional High School, in Plaistow, New Hampshire, and the Berlin and Coos County Historical Society in an oral history project, resulting in a award winning documentary on Berlin in the twentieth century.

You’ll hear from residents whose families have lived and worked in Berlin for generations. As the paper industry disappeared, many people moved while earlier generations are passing away, taking their stories with them. Our oral history project captures their stories, preserves them, and uses this rich history as a catalyst for Berliners as they look to re-define themselves in the twenty-first century.

It will be aired at these times:
Mon. January 3,  @ 8 P.M.
Tues. January 4  @  1 A.M.
Thurs. January 6 @ Midnight
Fri. January 7  @ 9 P.M.
Wed. January 19 @ 10 P.M.

To find out how to watch NHPTV, check out their website.

To read more at Historic New England’s website and watch a short excerpt, check out the Berlin & Coos County Oral History Project. (Be sure to look at the other projects in the 100 Years, 100 Communities series while you’re there!)