Andover Historical Society Invites Artists, Crafters to Old Time Fair

Sunday, August 4

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Andover Historical Society Invites Artists, Crafters to Old Time Fair

The Andover Historical Society is inviting all local artists, photographers, artisans, and crafters to participate in its annual Old Time Fair on Sunday, August 4, from 9  to 2 PM on the grounds of the historic Potter Place Railroad Station in Andover. With lawn space for up to two dozen vendors and others demonstrating their […]

Fish & Game Club “Famous” Beef BBQ

Saturday, August 17

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The Andover Fish and Game Club Annual “Famous Beef BBQ” will be held at the Andover Elementary/ Middle School  on Saturday, August 17, from 5 to 6:30 PM. The meal includes the famous beef BBQ, salads, rolls, homemade beans, corn on the cob, and strawberries and ice cream for dessert.  Adults $12, under 12 $5. […]

History Exhibit & Pop Up Museum on Fourth of July at the Hub

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History Exhibit & Pop Up Museum on Fourth of July at the Hub

The Andover Historical Society (AHS) will hold a special two room exhibit in the Andover Hub from 9 – 2 PM on July 4.  The exhibit will feature a room of Andover history, and displays from Wilmot and Salisbury Historical Societies. There will also be a sale of artwork by Annaleida van’t Hoff to benefit […]

Galileo Galilei “The Starry Messenger” Draws A Crowd In Andover

By Shelley Geoghegan
Galileo Galilei “The Starry Messenger” Draws A Crowd In Andover

Galileo Galilei, or rather actor Michael Francis playing the part of the famous 17th century scientist, captivated and entertained the audience during his presentation of “Galileo Galilei, The Starry Messenger” in Andover in June.   Remaining in character throughout the presentation, and dressed in 17th century clothing to match, Mr. Francis transported everyone back in […]

Andover’s Oldest Homes

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Is your home one of Andover’s oldest? Check out the list of 206 Andover homes “built before 1900” on page X of the Beacon.  The list appears as Appendix XVI of the Andover Master Plan, assembled in 200X. As you’ll see, the information is inexact in many places. The “year built” figure is given several […]

Local Bat Populations Need Your Support

By Alan D McIntyre, Andover Conservation Commission Member, and Science Teacher at Proctor Academy.

The Andover Conservation Commission is tasked to ‘conserve and protect Andover’s rural character and ecological health.’ Every now and again the ACC hosts a guest speaker or presentation on pertinent and important topics to better inform each other about ways and means to conserve and protect our town’s natural systems. During the last week of […]

Old Time Fair Changes Auction Process

Sunday, August 4

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Old Time Fair Changes Auction Process

As the Potter Place Railroad Station’s freight shed fills to overflowing with donated items to be offered for sale at the Andover Historical Society’s annual Old Time Fair, the Society will forgo its traditional two-hour live auction and offer the goods for a “suggested” price at any time during the fair’s 9 AM – 2 […]

Learn More About the Andover Conservation Commission

By Lee Wells

Have you ever wondered what the Andover Conservation Commission does and what its mission is? Thanks to the work of webmaster, Alan McIntyre, looking at the ACC website provides a wealth of information as well as offering spectacular photos of the Andover area. Please check out the website: mcintyreal.wixsite.com/andoverconsrvcomssn The Andover Conservation Commission is made […]

Find Out About Your Home’s History

Presented by New Hampshire Preservation Alliance

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Find Out About Your Home’s History

Every house has a history, but how do you discover yours? Join the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s Andrew Cushing in Andover on Wednesday, July 10, as he shares tips, tools, and tricks for finding information about your old house: when it was built and by whom, its former occupants and the lives they led, and […]