Tucker Mountain School House Open Houses Begin

Second Sundays, June through October, from 1 to 3 PM

By Donna Baker-Hartwell, Andover Historical Society

The Andover Historical Society announces that the Tucker Mountain School House will be open for visitors on Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 3 PM. Monthly “Open Houses” will be held on the second Sunday of the month through October. Visits may also be arranged by calling Pat Cutter at 735-5628 or Donna Baker-Hartwell at […]

Fifty Years Ago: June, 1963

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. June 6, 1963 Miss Frances Parks of Andover and Wayne Wheeler of Sutton were married in a simple single-ring ceremony at the Unitarian Church in Andover on Saturday. The service was […]

Steve Taylor to Speak on One-Room Schools

Thursday, June 20 in East Andover

Press release

On Thursday, June 20, Steve Taylor is going to speak about One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance and the Reality. He will explore the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how they echo today. The event is free. It will be held at the Highland Lake Grange Hall at 7 PM. One-Room Rural Schools: The […]

Franklin Historical Society Presents “Getting Personal with History”

Saving today's "living history" for the future

Press release

On Thursday, May 2 at 7 PM at the Society’s Webster Place building, (21 Holy Cross Road — directions available on our Web site, FranklinNHHistoricalSociety.org) Dan Darling will present Getting Personal With History. Dan is a Certified Legacy Advisor and a member of the International Association of Storykeepers and Association of Personal Historians. As such, […]

Historical Society Needs Volunteer Stationmasters

Minding the Potter Place museum is fascinating work.

By Carly Strathdee, Beacon intern

Interested visitors and exciting stories drive experienced Andover Historical Society volunteers to work as stationmasters at the Society’s Potter Place museum during the summer months, but more volunteers are desperately needed to keep the museum open. The village of Potter Place used to be one of the hubs of Andover, home of a general store, […]

Fifty Years Ago: May, 1963

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. May 2, 1963 Andover Man Escapes Explosion: Reginald Matana of Andover escaped with his life and without injury when he instinctively jumped from his car just before it exploded last […]

Songs of Old New Hampshire Coming to Wilmot

Press release

The program Songs of Old New Hampshire, presented by the Wilmot Historical Society (WHS) and sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, May 5 in the Wilmot Town Hall in Wilmot Center. It is free and open to the public. Drawing heavily on the repertoire of traditional singer […]

Fifty Years Ago: April 1963

By Heather Makechnie

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. April 4, 1963 Miss Betty-Jean Basset has been inspired by the great work of Leonardo da Vinci, his painting The Last Supper, to paint that now-famous subject herself. She presented […]

Lose a Minute, Save a Life!

By Tim Frost, for the Beacon

Once again, reflecting back to the earlier days of my family insurance agency, I refer to the days of the billboards beside the highways. As a kid in the late ’40s, a large 12′ x 14′ sign sat on the side of the road on Cemetery Corner here in East Andover. Back then, the corner […]

Fifty Years Ago: March 1963

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. March 7 Sgt. First Class Roland Jeni  has been visiting at his home in Potter Place for the past two weeks arriving from Germany where he was serving with […]