Another Glimpse of Life at the Turn of the Century

By Rita Norander
Another Glimpse of Life at the Turn of the Century

Another Glimpse of Life at the Turn of the Century ANOTHER GLIMPSE of LIFE at the TURN of the 2Oth CENTURY Part 2 INTRODUCTION This is the last in a series of five articles which give a glimpse into the life and times of the Robie family of East Andover. In my previous article, we […]

Ken Cushing to Speak on Northern Railroad’s Impact on Franklin on May 3

At Franklin Historical Society Museum

Ken Cushing to Speak on Northern Railroad’s Impact on Franklin on May 3

On Thursday, May 3 at 7 PM the Franklin Historical Society offers a fascinating talk by renowned railroad historian Ken Cushing. Cushing will discuss the evolution and importance of the Northern Railroad to Franklin’s development and economic impact as an industrial center. An efficient rail service was essential in the horse and buggy era, allowing ease […]

Volunteer Needed for “50 Years Ago in Andover”

Do you miss this feature?

By Steve Foley

We have heard from our readers that they enjoyed the “50 Years Ago” article that appeared each month for many years in the Beacon. Heather Makechnie volunteered to gather and edit the Andover News that appeared in the Franklin Journal Transcript each week back in the day. She did it every month for many years. […]

Dating the “Settlers Dugout Canoe”

Historical Sources Can Help Date Artifacts

By John A. Hodgson, Andover Historical Society
Dating the “Settlers Dugout Canoe”

  The “Settler’s dugout canoe” rests prominently on display in the Andover Historical Society Museum and holds pride of place in the Society’s history, too.  Its recovery from Adder Pond (also known as Hopkins Pond) in 1982 was the catalyst that prompted the creation of the Society, and in recognition of that fact the dugout […]

AE/MS Students Compete in Historical Society Contest

Students create written, artistic, oral or visual projects

By Sarah Will, Andover Historical Society

The Andover Historical Society is pleased to announce the winners of its new annual contest for the students of Andover Elementary and Middle School.  Mychal Reynolds (Grade 5) wins first prized for his project on Tim Norris and the Olympians of Andover. Aubrey Simard (Grade 4) wins second prize for her essay on Margo and […]

Richard Potter Biographer to Present at Special Event

Meet the Author on March 18 at 3 PM at Proctor's Stone Chapel

By Larry Chase
Richard Potter Biographer to Present at Special Event

A 318-page biography entitled Richard Potter: America’s First Black Celebrity, written by Andover scholar John A. Hodgson and published in February by the University of Virginia Press, will be the focus of a “meet the author” event to be held on Sunday, March 18, at 3 PM in the Stone Chapel on the Village Green […]

A Glimpse of Life at the Turn of the Century-Mary Keniston Letters

Part 4 of a series on the Robie Family

By Rita Norander

INTRODUCTION My next two articles will be the last in a series of five articles which give a glimpse into the life and times of the Robie family of East Andover, NH.  In my April & May articles, the year was 1902, and Nannie Robie (my grandmother) was writing to her brother, Robert Robie, who […]

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