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Monadnock Towns

Nelson History Calendar
By September 2, 2015 Read More →

Nelson History Calendar

The Town of Nelson has produced its third History Calendar, This year’s (2016)  theme is photos of people who figured in Nelson history, not in a famous way, but as characters that made up this unique town. Here are images and captions from the calendar – the printed calendar contains more photos and text. Even if […]

Becoming Nelson
By April 6, 2015 Read More →

Becoming Nelson

This article was written by Rick Church of Nelson, and was originally published on the Nelson town web site in December of 2009.  The close of the Revolution saw a much-changed town in the town that would eventually become Nelson – then known as Packersfield.  Breed Batchellor, the man who was ultimately the agent of […]

Uncovering the rarely told secrets of Wilton history

Uncovering the rarely told secrets of Wilton history

[By Michael Dell’Orto, from the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript] Wilton, like most New Hampshire hill towns, has a past that encapsulates many different eras of change and growth. Old Home Days is a great time to remember how fortunate we are that a great deal of our history — in the land itself, as well as in […]

Two Historic Calendars from the Region
By November 20, 2013 Read More →

Two Historic Calendars from the Region

The Dublin Historical Society and the Nelson History Roundtable have each produced a 2014 calendar, both of which are available at the Monadnock Center (the Dublin Calendar is in stock, the Nelson calender should be in by Nov 27th). The Dublin calendar features paintings of Mt. Monadnock from 12 different artists in the region. It […]

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Soapstone Salesman’s Sample Stove
By November 11, 2013 Read More →

Soapstone Salesman’s Sample Stove

The nights are getting colder and thoughts are turning to winter.  Back in the 1860’s Peterborough citizens didn’t have to worry about the price of oil.  Keeping warm was a matter of having enough cordwood and a good stove.  This soapstone stove is a salesman’s sample used to show a company’s products to dealers and […]

Temple: Civil War comes home

Temple: Civil War comes home

written by Dave Anderson and published in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript on October 9, 2013 The Civil War has always fascinated the American public. “When you look back on American history, it was a huge event,” says journalist and historian Mike Pride, author of the recently published book, “Our War: Days and Events in the Fight […]

On the history trail | Friends of the Wapack Trail celebrate 90 years: 21-mile path  from Ashburnham to Greenfield lined with old stories and majestic views

On the history trail | Friends of the Wapack Trail celebrate 90 years: 21-mile path from Ashburnham to Greenfield lined with old stories and majestic views

 By Dave Anderson Monadnock Ledger-Transcript Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Ninety years ago, two farmers — Marion Buck of New Ipswich and Frank Robbins of Rindge — looked at the open ridgelines between Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, Mass., and North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield, and envisioned a hiking trail that could attract visitors from the Boston […]

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