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East Andover Village School

East Andover Village School

This picture was given to me by Mary Robie Godbout, a cousin who lives in Laconia. Mary’s father and aunt, Bernard and Edith Robie, who are in the picture, would have been living on Cilley Hill Road (Sam Hill Road) in 1920. They had previously attended the Dyers Crossing School, but it was closed in […]

The Hersey Family Celebrates Their 120th Reunion

The Hersey Family Celebrates Their 120th Reunion

  Despite a drizzly day, everyone’s spirits were not dampened as they gathered for the 120th Hersey Family Reunion at the Hersey Farm in East Andover,  New Hampshire. The farm was the home for over 50 years of Guy & Nannie Hersey, and this year’s reunion was hosted by their great granddaughter Lori Hersey and […]

50 Years Ago in Andover: August 1967

Good old news from Andover, East Andover, West Andover, Cilleyville, and Potter Place gossip columns from the Franklin Journal Transcripts Transcribed by Virginia S. Edwards Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin LaPlante, Sr. of Andover Road who were guests of honor at a surprise 40th Anniversary celebration dinner given by their children, and held at […]

Ken Cushing Will Speak at The Old Time Fair

Kenneth Cushing, author and historian will give an hour long presentation about the history of the Andover (New Hampshire) section of the Northern Railroad at 1 PM on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Andover Historical Society’s annual “Old Time Fair”. Ken will discuss the history of the railways and rail stations of Andover, New […]

An Andover Grave Robbing, 1824

Mary Wadleigh Hilton, wife of Charles Hilton, died in East Andover on Tuesday, October 12, 1824, at the age of 72, after a five weeks’ illness. She had lived in Andover almost all of her adult life, had borne her husband seven children, and had outlived him by twelve years. After her family and friends […]

Wilmot Historical Society’s History Room Opens in July

The Wilmot Historical Society’s History Room will be open to visitors every Saturday morning in July and August, plus Saturday, September 2 at the fabulous Wilmot Farmers’ Market this summer. The Curiosity Shop will be selling curiosities and collectibles in its usual spot from 9 AM until noon on the first Saturday of the month […]

Kevin Gardner’s Discovering New England Stone Walls

There was a full house at the East Andover Grange Hall on June 15 for Kevin Gardner’s Humanities to Go program on Discovering New England Stone Walls. The evening was sponsored by the Andover Historical Society with a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities. Kevin explained how and why New England came to acquire its […]

Fifty Years Ago, July 1967

50 YEARS AGO, IN ANDOVER JULY 1967 MCMLXVll ‘‘‘‘ Good old news from Andover, East Andover, West Andover, Cilleyville, and Potter Place’’’’ Transcribed by: Virginia S. Edwards ‘‘‘ Gossip columns from the Franklin Journal Transcripts ‘‘‘ ANDOVER: JULY 6, 1967 There was no Andover section for news in the Journal Transcripts A BIG THANK YOU […]

Antique Organ Returns to Andover

Antique Organ Returns to Andover

A twelve stop organ, built about 1895 by the Chicago Cottage Organ Company, recently returned to its roots in Andover after a 50 year stay in Franklin. OWNERS OF THE ORGAN THROUGH THE YEARS Anna Maria Bean Severance, who was born in Wilmot in 1860, was believed to have been the original owner of the […]

Early July 4th Celebrations in Andover, 1814-1828

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day and to enjoy our town’s seventy-fifth consecutive Fourth of July Parade, it’s time to take stock of this local tradition. How did Andover celebrate this holiday in its early years? Although Andover had its raw beginnings before the country did, there were probably no Fourth of July celebrations […]