Historical Society Expects To Sell Out 2013 Calendar

By Pat Cutter, President, Andover Historical Society

On behalf of the Andover Historical Society, I want to thank everyone who has made our 2013 calendar, Andover Farms and Barns, a total success. We printed 250 and expect to have a total sell-out by the end of December. Order your copy quickly while there are a few left! We especially thank all those […]

Barn Photos On Display At Andover Library

Press release
Barn Photos On Display At Andover Library

A photographic exhibit featuring a number of Andover’s historic and picturesque barns is on display in the Andover Public Library on Main Street until the end of the year. Featuring the work of local photographers, and organized by Pat Cutter and Paul Glorioso, the exhibit grew out of research for the Andover Historical Society’s 2013 […]

50 Years Ago: December, 1962

Here’s some old news from the Andover, East Andover, West Andover, Potter Place, and Cilleyville “gossip” columns of the Franklin Journal Transcript, selected by Heather Makechnie. December 2, 1962: Miss Elizabeth Broshek, of Andover, a junior at the University of New Hampshire, has been elected a member of the 1965-66 UNH Student Senate. The 72-member […]

Reminiscence: Tim Frost In The Navy

By Tim Frost, for the Beacon

Having attended the wonderful AE/MS Veterans Day celebration a few times, it always amazes me what a wonderful tribute this is to all veterans. I am sure that many vets who are older than me could tell better stories than I can. At any rate, the celebration brings to mind my Navy days aboard the […]

Tucker Mountain Refinishing

Tucker Mountain Refinishing

Arch Weathers refinished several windows of the Tucker Mountain Schoolhouse as part of the Andover Historical Society’s fall painting project at the historic schoolhouse. Photo: Mary Keuchenmeister

Reminiscence: Dorothy Lorden’s Homestead

By Linda Grant, for the Beacon
Reminiscence: Dorothy Lorden’s Homestead

To a ten-year-old boy named Kenny Grant in the 1950s, Andover meant Bradley Lake, the coming of the train at Potter Place, and the Lorden farm at the bend in Bradley Lake Road where it meets Hall Road. He and his parents, summer folks from Baldwin, Long Island,  would stop to buy fresh eggs, maple […]

50 Years Ago: November 1962

Here’s some old news from the Andover, East Andover, West Andover, Potter Place, and Cilleyville “gossip” columns of the Franklin Journal Transcript, selected by Heather Makechnie. November 4, 1962 Santa Claus will be paying an early visit this year to the Regal Theatre. On Saturday and Sunday his new movie, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, […]

A History Mystery: Bob Morse

A History Mystery: Bob Morse

In the late ‘40s or early ‘50s, Bob Morse, who lived at the time on the corner of Maple Street and Tucker Mountain Road, commissioned a young woman artist from East Andover to paint a deer on his necktie. She said she’d never painted a deer before, but would try. Bob was so pleased with […]

Wilmot Historical Society Shows Historical Photos

By Lindy Heim, Wilmot Historical Society

The Wilmot Historical Society (WHS) will hold its Annual Meeting at the Wilmot Community Association’s red barn next to the Wilmot Post Office at 64 Village Road in Wilmot Flat on Sunday afternoon, November 11, at 1 PM with a fun program to follow. The meeting, including election of officers and changes to the by-laws, […]

Wilmot Historical Society

Wilmot Historical Society press release The Wilmot Historical Society (WHS) will hold its Annual Meeting at the Wilmot Community Association’s red barn next to the Wilmot Post Office at 64 Village Road in Wilmot Flat on Sunday, November 4, at 1 PM. A fun program will follow. The meeting, including election of officers and changes […]