East Andover Village Shown in an Old Postcard

Unique history of the Portsmouth Schoolhouse

By Rita Norander

This picture of East Andover Village is from a post card in my collection which probably belonged to my mother, and possibly her parents or grandparents before her. The picture was most likely taken from an upstairs window in what is now the Highland Lake Inn. On the right is Maple Street which is heading […]

Picture of Portsmouth School Found in 1896 The Granite Monthly

Published in 12-page spread about Andover

By Rita Norander
Picture of Portsmouth School Found in 1896 The Granite Monthly

After saying last month, in my article in the March issue of the Beacon, I hadn’t previously seen a picture of the Portsmouth School in its original setting, I was surprised to rediscover this early photo – and it was right in my own Andover history files! The picture appears in a twelve page article […]

Andover Historical Society Joins Kickoff for Railroad Series

Organized by local Historical Societies in 17 towns.

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Andover Historical Society Joins Kickoff for Railroad Series

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, […]

Tucker Mountain School House Holds Last Open House of the Year

Sunday, October 13

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Tucker Mountain School House Holds Last Open House of the Year

The Tucker Mountain School House will be open on Sunday, October 13 from 1 to 3 PM. Visitors will be able to browse through a collection of old school books now owed by the Andover Historical Society. Other artifacts and early education memorabilia will be on display. The school has been visited by nearly a […]

A Sign of the Times

By Larry Chase
A Sign of the Times

High above the roof of the Potter Place railroad station, volunteer Fred Nystrom, a Contoocook railroad buff, checks out the condition of the old semaphore, a device once used to send messages from the stationmaster to passing trains by changing the angle of an attached arm via an assembly of hand cranks, levers, rods and […]

Black Heritage Trail NH Hosts Guided Bus Tour in Warner

Sunday, October 6

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Black Heritage Trail NH Hosts Guided Bus Tour in Warner

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (BHTNH) will hold its first ever guided tour in the town of Warner on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 10 AM.  The tour, entitled, A Small New Hampshire Town Remembers Its Black History, will be led by Warner residents and historians Lynn Clark & Rebecca Courser. Warner is […]

Ornaments to be Sold at Tucker Mt. School House 

Sunday, September 8

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Ornaments to be Sold at Tucker Mt. School House 

The Tucker Mountain School will be open on Sunday, September 8, from 1-3 PM. Visitors will be able to purchase the limited edition glass ornament of the school. They are $20 each. The Andover Historical Society’s 2020 calendar will also be available at the open house. The school is open at other times by appointment. […]

Open House at the Tucker Mountain School

Sunday, August 11

By Donna Baker-Hartwell

Open House at the Tucker Mountain School will be held on Sunday, August 11 from 1-3 PM. Donna Baker-Hartwell will speak about the making of the 2010 video “Reenactment of a Day in 1887 at the Tucker Mountain School” and how she discovered that the central figure in the photo that inspired the video is […]

70 Years and Counting

A memoir of growing up in East Andover

By Karin Joyce Forsberg
70 Years and Counting

Going back to a time without computers, cell phones, Smart phones, Tablets, Kindles or any type of chip technology. No Facebook, Twitter, Texting or email. You actually had to talk to one another. No microwave ovens, no CD’s, DVD’s, back even before television. When radio was it and reception only if the weather conditions were […]

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