The Andover Hub’s first 116 years of existence

Taken from The Andover History by Ralph Chaffee

By Larry Chase
The Andover Hub’s first 116 years of existence

Andover Town Hall from History of Andover, New Hampshire 1900-1965 By Ralph H. Chaffee published in 1966 by Equity Publishing Corp., Orford, N.H. (A number of area residents have expressed curiosity about the history of the building at 157 Main Street, now called The Andover Hub.  The following tells the story from its beginnings in […]

John Hodgson to be Featured at Black Heritage Event in Portsmouth

Will speak about Andover's Richard Potter

By Steve Foley

Andover resident and author, John A. Hodgson, will be speaking about his new book, Richard Potter: America’s First Black Celebrity at a special event sponsored by Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire in Portsmouth on Sunday, March 4. Hodgson’s new book, on the life of former Andover resident and showman, Richard Potter, is available for […]

An Andover Inventor in the Early Industrial Age, 1817-18

John Bryant won patents in textile manufacturing  

By John A. Hodgson, Andover Historical Society

Today we tend to think of the Industrial Revolution as an urban phenomenon, a great social and cultural change associated with the rise of the “mill towns” of New England.  The places that epitomize that revolution in our regional landscape would then seem to be the planned factory cities on the Merrimack River, preeminently Manchester, […]

Blanche Hersey Robie’s 1916 Diary

By Rita Norander
Blanche Hersey Robie’s 1916 Diary

  1916 DIARY OF AN ANDOVER HOUSEWIFE BACKGROUND INFORMATION The author of this diary was my great aunt, Blanche Hersey Robie. She and her husband, Robert Robie, were married in 1906. They took over the Robie Farm on Cilley Hill Road (Sam Hill Road) from Robert’s father in 1912. They lived there and farmed the […]

NH State Register of Historic Places

Four properties added

Press Release

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is pleased to announce that the State Historical Resources Council has added four properties to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. The State Register has helped to promote the significance of many historic properties across New Hampshire. Benefits of being listed on the State Register include: […]

World War I Exhibit at Colby-Sawyer

Through December 14 at Cleveland Library

Press Release

The Cleveland Colby Colgate Archives, in conjunction with the Town of New London, presents an exhibit of materials commemorating the centennial of the United States’ involvement in WWI. Items on display include memorabilia from Mather Cleveland’s two tours of duty; Colby Academy student newspapers and the town’s service banner. The exhibition is in the Archives […]

Holiday Open House at New London Historical Society

Celebrate holidays as in olden days

Press release

On Sunday, December 3, from 11:30 to 3 PM, visitors to the New London Historical Village will be treated to a rural village Holiday Open House when the New London Historical Society (NLHS) will celebrate the season as it was celebrated during the mid-19th century. Our Town Crier, Santa and our Village docents will be […]

Enfield Center Town House Named to National Register of Historic Places

Press Release

The New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources is proud to announce that the Enfield Center Town House has been honored by the United States Secretary of the Interior with placement on the National Register of Historic Places. Following the Toleration Act of 1819, which prohibited taxpayer funds from being used to support buildings where religious […]

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