Andover Historical Society Joins Kickoff for Railroad Series

Organized by local Historical Societies in 17 towns.

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Members of the Andover Historical Society, with a “tiny house” replicating a railroad caboose, walked in Warner’s Fall Foliage Fest parade on October 13. Judy Perreault dressed as a well-to-do passenger of the era; Pam Cooper posed as Hazel Riel, a Franklin telegraph operator; Gail Richards disguised herself as Al Eaton, a Potter Place postal worker; and Doug Phelps dressed as a conductor. Photo: Scott Smith

Want to learn more about the dramatic impact on New Hampshire’s people and places caused by the coming of the railroad in the 19th century?  Then plan to attend the kickoff of a coming six-month-long, multi-town exhibition at 7 PM on Thursday, November 7, in the Warner Town Hall. And bring along any railroad-related memorabilia, including railroad items, posters, photos, family stories and other items that might be included.

Joining together in a collaboration called MUSE (for MUseums Sharing Experiences), 17 area organizations are planning now for a six-month series of  railroad-era exhibits, programs, lectures, readings, and other activities highlighting the economic, social, and environmental changes that occurred during New Hampshire’s Railroad Era.  The series will begin in May 2020.

Calling attention to the coming exhibition,  four members of the Andover Historical Society joined others marching in Warner’s Fall Foliage Fest parade on October 13, accompanied by a “tiny house” disguised as a railroad caboose on wheels.  For more information, go to