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 […]

Tucker Mountain Schoolhouse

By Donna Baker-Hartwell Andover Historical Society The Tucker Mountain School House will hold its last Open House for the season on Sunday, October 14, from 1 to 3 PM. As reported in last month’s Beacon, the 1837 building is getting a facelift which includes exterior painting and restored and rebuilt window sashes. Come and see […]

Some History “Near The Little Lake” In East Andover

By Tim Frost For the Beacon “Nebessek” is an Indian word meaning “near the little lake.” The building on Highland Lake that bore that name was a stately, three-story house with attached shed and large barn, perhaps built in the late 1800s. It was owned by the Flanders family. Story has it that the house […]

Andover Historical Society Pot Luck Supper

By Susan Norris Andover Historical Society On Thursday, October 18, everyone is welcome to gather at the Highland Lake Grange Hall in East Andover for the Andover Historical Society’s yearly celebration of all things gone well this past year. Visit, eat yummy food, and over dessert and coffee enjoy our speaker, who is sponsored by […]