An Andover Inventor in the Early Industrial Age, 1817-18

John Bryant won patents in textile manufacturing  

By John A. Hodgson, Andover Historical Society

Today we tend to think of the Industrial Revolution as an urban phenomenon, a great social and cultural change associated with the rise of the “mill towns” of New England.  The places that epitomize that revolution in our regional landscape would then seem to be the planned factory cities on the Merrimack River, preeminently Manchester, […]

Blanche Hersey Robie’s 1916 Diary

By Rita Norander
Blanche Hersey Robie’s 1916 Diary

  1916 DIARY OF AN ANDOVER HOUSEWIFE BACKGROUND INFORMATION The author of this diary was my great aunt, Blanche Hersey Robie. She and her husband, Robert Robie, were married in 1906. They took over the Robie Farm on Cilley Hill Road (Sam Hill Road) from Robert’s father in 1912. They lived there and farmed the […]

NH State Register of Historic Places

Four properties added

Press Release

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historical Resources Council has added four properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. The State Register has helped to promote the significance of many historic properties across New Hampshire. Benefits of being listed on the State Register include: […]

World War I Exhibit at Colby-Sawyer

Through December 14 at Cleveland Library

Press Release

The Cleveland Colby Colgate Archives, in conjunction with the Town of New London, presents an exhibit of materials commemorating the centennial of the United States’ involvement in WWI. Items on display include memorabilia from Mather Cleveland’s two tours of duty; Colby Academy student newspapers and the town’s service banner. The exhibition is in the Archives […]

Holiday Open House at New London Historical Society

Celebrate holidays as in olden days

Press release

On Sunday, December 3, from 11:30 to 3 PM, visitors to the New London Historical Village will be treated to a rural village Holiday Open House when the New London Historical Society (NLHS) will celebrate the season as it was celebrated during the mid-19th century. Our Town Crier, Santa and our Village docents will be […]

Enfield Center Town House Named to National Register of Historic Places

Press Release

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Enfield Center Town House has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Following the Toleration Act of 1819, which prohibited taxpayer funds from being used to support buildings where religious […]

New Hampshire Telephone Museum Receives 1928 Telephone Truck

Press Release
New Hampshire Telephone Museum Receives 1928 Telephone Truck

WARNER New Hampshire – When someone calls the Telephone Museum and asks you if they could donate an old telephone truck to your collection, you say YES without hesitation! That is just what happened at the New Hampshire Telephone Museum when brothers Gregg and Eric Haskin, President and VP-Network Operations of the Waitsfield and Champlain […]

East Andover Village School

1920-1921

By Rita Norander
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

By Rita Norander
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 […]