Welcome to the

Moultonborough Historical Society

953 Whittier Hwy.
Moultonborough, NH 03254

 

 

Organized 1959
501(c) 3. Nonprofit Corp

Incorporated
September 26, 1994

Mission Statement 

The Mission of the Moultonborough Historical Society is to preserve the history and character of the Town of Moultonborough, to share our buildings, collections, and resources with the community though research, exhibitions, and educational programs, and to inspire our members and  future generations to appreciate our rich heritage.

Welcome to the

Moultonborough Historical Society's

2015 Season Webpage

During the next couple of months we will be getting our website ready for the 2015 season. This page will be replaced with a new page. But don't worry, we will be keeping most of the  2013 and 2014 homepage so that you can see what happened here last year.

Here is the link to the 2013 & 2014 MHS Homepages

2013 MHS HOMEPAGE

2014 MHS HOMEPAGE

Moultonborough

was granted in 1763 and incorporated in 1777.

The Town House

was built in 1834 and Town Meetings were held in it from 1835 to 1949.

AUGUST PROGRAM

August 10th
7:00pm

At the Moultonborough Lions Club.

"Stone Walls"

Presented by Kevin Gardner

"Author Kevin Gardner describes the granite kiss as "that inevitable experience in stone work when a fingertip or two fails to escape the contact point between two large stones on the occasion of their first meeting." In this elegant, literate primer on the fundamentals of building with stone, Gardner distills 30 years of experience in building, restoring, and repairing traditional New England-style dry stone walls into principles and practices that are adaptable to a wide variety of designs and circumstances.

Gardner addresses the inherent design challenges that arise when working with the typical rounded, hard-to-use fieldstone of New England; gives valuable advice on acquiring materials, preparing the site, and laying out a footing; outlines the basic principles of constructing single-, double-faced, and retaining walls; and reveals how to build walks, patios, planters, ramps, foundations, wells, steps, corners, pillars, and stiles. He considers the mythology of the stone wall and its place in the New England imagination: why we revere the miles of old farm walls that wander through our woods and fields, and why we are driven to preserve, restore, and duplicate them.

The Granite Kiss explores the history, aesthetics, and philosophy of working with stone in a book that will bring as much pleasure to armchair craftsmen as it will valuable instruction to the beginning wall builder."

From Countryman Press          

You can order Mr. Gardner's book on the Countryman website.

"The Granite Kiss"

Book Signing and Reading
Moultonborough Historical Society
August 7, 2015   7:00 PM
Rte 25 (953 Whittier Hwy), Moultonborough, NH

LOCAL AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN LAUNCHES DEBUT HISTORICAL NOVEL

 

Etched in Granite
A Historical Novel

Etched in Granite

“I smiled when I thought about him lyin alone in that field with his bones picked clean. Live free or die. I finally understood.”

Local inspirational author and historian Mj Pettengill of North Sandwich, New Hampshire, will debut her historical novel, Etched in Granite.


    
Mj Pettengill is an author, lecturer, and American historian. Her focus is on New England history, cultural and social narrative, and inter-generational studies. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to numerous magazines and is a facilitator of writing and transformative arts workshops. She is a cornetist and performs Civil War Era music and presents oral narratives throughout the Northeast.


     Mj lives on a small organic farm in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she is also a wildcraft practitioner and herbalist, aligned with her passion for nature and exploring the ancient healing traditions, customs, and folklore of her Abenaki ancestors.
     She holds degrees in History and Psychology and an M.F.A. in Writing.

The year is 1872. The Civil War has ended, leaving behind a nation torn and economically depressed. "Etched in Granite" is a harrowing account of life and death on the Carroll County Farm — a tragic, yet triumphant novel that tells a story of courage, survival, and secrets surrounding lost love.

 
     The story is narrated by the three principal characters: Abigail, a young woman facing unimaginable hardship when agonizing circumstances and betrayal lead to life on the Poor Farm; Nellie, an Abenaki elder and healer enduring great loss while exhibiting resilience during a time of social, racial, and religious intolerance; and Silas, a spirited farm boss illuminating the conflicts of balancing a position of authority with his personal life while navigating small town politics. Their unforgettable stories are carefully woven together to reveal a hidden part of America's somber past. ~


     The novel was inspired by the author's discovery of a pauper cemetery in Ossipee, New Hampshire, where there are 298 numbered graves. It is her mission to give voices to those silenced, to evoke images where they have been erased, and to replace the numbers with names.

To purchase your copy before the event, log onto http://www.mjpettengill.com/ , or to reserve a copy, email

NEW RESEARCH WEBPAGES

By Jane Rice

A History of Long Island

by Jane Rice - December 2004

NEW 8/1/2015


Historical Research – Granite State News 1887 – November 2000

by Jane Rice

NEW 8/2/2015


A Bear Story from 1792

by Jane Rice

NEW 8/2/2015


Old Boarding Houses In Moultonborough – February 2001

by Jane Rice

NEW 8/2/2015


Moultonborough History – Old Newspaper Research – February 2001
by Jane Rice
NEW 8/2/2015

JULY PROGRAM - OVERFLOW CROWD

July 13
7:00pm
At the Old Moultonborough Town House.

We would like to first off apologies for not anticipating how much of a draw that the July Program would have. We had a full house at the Old Town House and had to turn away about thirty people. We are so sorry......

As for the meeting we were delighted with  Hans Hug Jr's presentation.
We were all surprised to learn about the many objects and wrecks in Lake Winnipesaukee as well as seeing the equipment he uses and how it all works.

We hope to present this program again in the future and this time we will find a larger place to hold it.

For information on where Hans Hug Jr. will be next you can contact him at: info@sonarsar.com
Check out his website at: www.SonarSAR.com


"What Lies Beneath Winnipesaukee" Hans Hug Jr. 
   Presented by Hans Hug, Jr.

4th of July Parade 2015

We had a great turnout here at the Lamprey House Museum for the 2015  4th of July Parade.
We ha
d refreshments in the museum and staff ready to conduct tours.

Thank you everyone for another wonderful year.

Below you can watch the parade on our Youtube channel as well as look though pictures of the complete parade.

4th of July Parade Video

4th of July Parade Pictures

Please Click on the Link below to go to the
4th of July Pictures Page.

4th of July Parade Pictures

Moultonborough Historical Society - Jordan Prouty

Grand Marshalls - Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Prouty

JUNE PROGRAM

June 8th, 2015

At the Old Moultonborough Town House.
"Geneva Point - Past, Present & Future"
Presented by Peter Clay Pool, Executive Director

We had a great program at the old Moultonborough Town House.

Thank you Mr. Pool for your presentation.

Geneva Point

If you missed the June Program
you can watch it here on our YouTube Channel.

"Geneva Point - Past, Present & Future"
Presented by Peter Clay Pool, Executive Director
At the Old Moultonborough Town House.
June 8th, 2015

Click on the picture to go to the Moultonborough Historical Society's
YouTube Channel to watch the video.

Or you can watch it here right on our Homepage below.
Geneva Point Center

MHS 2015 Calendar

August 10
7:00pm
At the Old Moultonborough Town House.
"Stone Walls"
Presented by Kevin Gardner

September ?
6:00pm
Lee's Mills
"Steam Boats"
Presented by David Thompson
First Monday of the meet, Pot Luck Dinner & Program at 6:00pm.
Boat rides will be available starting at 3:00pm.

October 13
7:00 pm
At the Moultonborough Public Library
"The Shaker Legacy"
Presented by Darryl Thompson
Joint meeting with the Moultonborough Public Library.

November 9
6:00pm
At the Moultonborough Safety Building
Annual Tribute to Our Veteran's
Pot Luck Supper at 6:00pm

December 14
7:00pm
At the Moultonborough Public Library
Holiday Party at the Library

Details of each Program will be posted in the Meredith News. 
Please note time and location of each event.

Moultonborough Historical Society

Museum

READY FOR THE 2015 SEASON

June 1st - Early October.

 Meca and I hope to see you here this season.

Meca and Norman Atkinson at the Moultonborough Historical Society

Norman & Meca Atkinson

Please check out out website here form time to time and see what is going on.  Join us on Facebook as we will continue to add new photographs and articles thought out the winter.

Meca, Norm, and the Moultonborough Historical Society would like to Thank everyone for a great 2014 Season. We started many new projects and met many new friends.

We are looking forward to a new and even better season for 2015.

Hope to see you here........

Thanks.....

Help Pave the Way!

Memorial Walkway Brick Fundraiser

 

Moultonborough Historical Society Brick

SECOND ORDER OF BRICKS HAVE ARRIVED

New Bricks have arrived - Moultonborough Historical Society

 

Join us in raising funds to help pay for renovation and improvements at our museum complex while creating a lasting memory at the same time!  Buy a brick to commemorate an event, honor a family member, advertise your business, or memorialize a loved one.  Join in our community effort to continue to preserve the history of Moultonborough. The bricks will be incorporated into the landscaping and walkways around the Lamprey House Museum and by participating in our project you will help us acknowledge members and friends of our unique and special community.

 

Proposed Plan for the Garden and Walkway.

 

 

The bricks will be placed in the walkways around the MHS Complex and in our soon to be built Memorial Garden.

 

FIRST BRICK PLACED IN WALKWAY

On Monday August 11th right before our August Program we placed our first brick in one of our walkways. Overseeing the event were Kathy Garry, President of the Moultonborough Historical Society and Mary Lamprey Bare, (Past President and currant Executive Board Member.

We would also like to thank Ken Burbank of Perfection Stoneworks from here in Moultonborough for volunteering his time to place the bricks for us. We currently have 12 more bricks to place with about 8 more on order.

Please use the online shopping cart or the printable form to order your Memory Bricks today.

Mary Lamprey Bare, Kathy Garry, and Ken Burbank of
Perfection Stoneworks.

 Meca Atkinson and Ken Burbank

Meca Atkinson helping Mr. Burbank preparing the hole for the first brick.

First Brick - Amy Mae Shaw Atkinson

 

Bricks are $75.00 each

You can also order an exact copy of your walkway brick, for yourself, for just $30.00 more.

 

 

You can now Order, Design, and pay for your Memorial Bricks online right here on our website.

https://www.bricksrus.com/order/moultonboroughs/

 

Download the PDF order form Here: Order Form

Online Ordering Page - Click Here

 

Moultonborough Historical Society

PO Box 659

  Moultonborough, NH  03254

 

If you need further information, please contact us at: Webmadster@MoultonboroughHistory.org

 

Thank you for your support!

New Research Books Online

History of Carroll County, New Hampshire (1889) PDF

New 5/8/2015

The Town Register - Ashland, Plymouth, Sandwich, Campton, Holderness, Center Harbor, Moultonboro, 1908
NEW 5/11/2015

Check out our "Research Page"

A lot more information coming this season.....

MHS Kids Corner with Meca

New Video Series - "Moultonborough History Minute"

Meca Atkinson's Kid's Corner

Here is the introduction video to the new series of videos. We have already shot five new videos so keep a looks out for more to come.


Here is the second video in the series.
The video is about an antique squirt gun in the Moultonborough Historical Society's collection.


Now we have the third video in the "Moultonborough History Minute" series.
It is about our antique baby walker here at the Lamprey House Museum.
Here is the fourth video in the "Moultonborough History Minute" Series.
The Memorial Garden Project.

To learn more about the Memorial Garden Project please click on the link below.
The Memorial Garden Project

A Quick Tour of the Middle Neck School House with Sarah Smith

July 12, 2015

3D Panoramic Photography Now at

Lamprey House Museum

We have started photographing some of our more interesting items in our collections in a new 3D panoramic style of photography. We will be bring you more and more items to our 3D collection. It is good to see that even though the Museum is closed for the winter things are still going on.

Once you open the picture file you can either watch it play or click on the picture and slowly spin the picture to view the item from all around.

This first 3D image is of the horse treadmill in the Emerson Barn here at the Lamprey House Museum.

 

MHS - Horse Treadmill w/ Flash by Mecasdad on Photosynth

We have just completed photographing our second 3D Panoramic Item.

This is a small antique doll house.

MHS - Small Dollhouse by Mecasdad on Photosynth

 

MHA Display case test ! by Mecasdad on Photosynth

 

Corp. Joseph F. Wentworth - Civil War Letters

Thank you Jane Rice for transcribing these letters.

We have just updated the Corp. Joseph F. Wentworth webpage with two letters the he wrote home during the Civil War.

Find out about the Civil War Corp. from Moultonborough who was killed at Gettysburg. just click on the link below.

Corp. Joseph F. Wentworth Webpage

November Program

Honoring Our Veterans - Pot Luck Dinner

Our Honoring Our Veteran - Potluck Dinner was a huge success with lots of great food and stories from our Veterans.

 

we started the evening off with a quick meeting followed with great food.
We had plenty of great food.
Bruce Garry is always good for a great story about his Military career. Bruce garry
Nat King gave us another great story.

Hope to see you there next year...........

Moultonborough Historical Society

Webcam

This webcam uploads a new image every 15 seconds. Hit the refresh button to view a new image. If at first there is no image just REFRESH again.

We are currently in TEST mode so if there is no image please be patient. We'll be working out the bugs. We have found that the camera freezes in the cold. anything below zero and it needs to be warmed up to work. Thank You.

The webcam is currently located in the front room of the Lamprey House Museum but we will be moving it around to view different areas and views of our Complex here at the Moultonborough Historical Society.

Please let us know about your favorite spots by emailing us at: Webmaster@MoultonboroughHistory.org.

Click on the link below to go to our Webcam Page

Lamprey House Museum Webcam

Webcam Uploaded Picture 

Webcam Provided by Meca and Norman Atkinson.

 

Public Library Website

Library Corner

By Jane Rice

June, 2015

Archeology

To the disappointment of many children as they pass through the dinosaur phase, New Hampshire is not at all a hotspot for fossils, due to our geology, which is more volcanic than sedimentary, which is the best type for preserving ancient bones. However, our historic and prehistoric cultural history is fairly well documented in the archeological record, and it just so happens that April is New Hampshire Archeology Month, sponsored by the NH Archeological Society, the Division of Historical Resources, Strawbery Banke, the Kearsarge Museum, and others. There is an extensive schedule of lectures and programs that can be downloaded at www.nhas.org.

Among the books here at the library that shed light on New Hampshire’s buried history, the most inclusive is “The Archeology of New Hampshire : Exploring 10,000 years in the Granite State,” by David Starbuck,




who is also the author of “Neither Plain Nor Simple : New Perspectives on the Canterbury Shakers”  which adds to the historical record of the religious settlement by documenting many of the buildings that no longer exist. Dr. Starbuck is a professor at Plymouth State University and is the author of several other books on the archeology of New England, including British military sites in New York state.
“Under the Isles of Shoals: Archaeology and Discovery on Smuttynose Island,” is by J. Dennis Robinson, who will be one of the speakers during Archeology Month.

 Technically, Smuttynose is in Maine, but since part of the Shoals are in New Hampshire, I feel we can make an equal claim to the history. The Shoals were named by Captain John Smith in 1614, and have been occupied by fishermen, artists, and tourists since 1623, along with a prehistoric Native American occupation, so there is plenty of history there to be dug up. Incidentally, the New Hampshire Society spells the word “Archeology,” while others spell it “Archaeology.” To each his own, and I have tried to spell it as used in the various titles, therefore I have spelled it both ways in this article.

We also have “Archeological Salvage at Weirs, N.H.,” a report by Howard Sargent on the excavations that took place at the Weirs back in the 1970s, prior to the construction of the sewer interceptor system that goes all the way to Franklin. The Weirs was a hotbed of Native American occupation, and the “weirs” were the fish traps that they built to intercept the migratory shad in the narrows between Paugus Bay and Winnipesaukee. Also concerning the Laconia area is the issue of the Journal of the Society For Industrial Archaeology, which includes an article on the Laconia Knitting Mills, as well as the Cog Railway and the mills in Harrisville, N.H.

Our collection also includes many books of both fiction and nonfiction that cover the archaeology of other parts of the world beyond New Hampshire, including the ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the Holy Land, sunken ships of the ancient Mediterranean and more recent ones such as the Titanic and the Bismarck, new world cultures such as the Aztec, Inca, and Maya, and much more.

 

New Research File on Moultonborough History

Lands in NH

Lands In New Hampshire - 1896  New
State of New Hampshire - Township Grants of Lands in New Hampshire Included in the MASONIAN PATENT - Issued Subsequent to 1746 by the Masonian Proprietary.
PDF FILE


New Map of Moultonborough From 1892
Added To Our Research Page

1892 Map of Moultonborough New 9/28/2014

Sandwich Fair - Through the Years

Joan Cook's book

"Sandwich Fair Through the Years"

Order it today

 

Sandwich Fair Through the Years

 

By Joan Cook

 

1886 - 2010

 

Peter E. Randall Publisher 2011

 

$24.00  $5.00 S&H

 

BOOK STORE

Sandwich Fair by Joan Cook

Visit our online Book Store to order this
 and other books featuring local History.

BOOK STORE

MINI-PROGRAMS at MHS

Meca and I have the Hamke Room ready for the next Program.

We are looking for local people who would like to put on a program spotlighting their talents. For right now we are working on a Mini-Program featuring Basic metal detecting and research.

Please contact us at: Webmaster@MoultonboroughHistory.org if you would like to put on a Mini-Program or know of someone who would.

Moultonborough Historical Society

Is Now On

HistoryPin Logo

We have just set-up an account with Historypin.

What is Historypin?

Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history.

Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories.

Each of these pieces of history finds a home on Historypin, where everyone has the chance to see it, add to it, learn from it, debate it and use it to build up a more complete understanding of the world.

 

See what We've pinned on Historypin

 

1949 Town House Guestbook

Moultonborough Historical Society

We have just scanned and produced a PDF file of an old guest book from October 19, 1949. The guest book came from the Old Moultonborough Town House. Download it and check out all of the old name from 1949. I found quite a few that I remember from the past.

I should have the next guest book ready next weekend.

The dates of that one is: July 5, 1963 to June 24, 1996

Click on the link below to view the file.

1949 Town House Guestbook
NEW 8/17/14
PDF file

Seneca J. Jones - Dog Sled

This dog sled, was owned by Seneca J. Jones who lived here in Moultonborough. Mr. Jones owned the Roxmont Chicken Farm on Sheridan Road. He used the Sled to work trap lines near the Farm.
It is now on permanent display here in the Emerson Barn.

 

 

Seneca J Jones Dog Sled

 

Thank you Dick and George Plaisted for dropping it off and bringing it in the Emerson barn.

 

Roxmont Chicken Farm Ad - 1955

 

Roxmont Chicken Farm 1955

 

 

Post Offices of Moultonborough

By Sherry Lively

 

Moultonborough Post Office Display

 

We now have a wonderful new display featuring the Moultonborough Corner Post Offices from years past. The new display case was first used outside the Post Office when it was at the Old Country Store. Then moved to what is new Zelek's. The display will be placed inside the Old Moultonborough Town House but until the end of the 2014 season we will be displaying it along with other Moultonborough Post Office related artifacts here at the Lamprey House. Drop on by and check it out.

 

Thank you Sherry Lively, Art Lively, Judy Ryerson, and Norman Atkinson for getting everything ready for the September meeting.

 

 

Lasagna Cook Off - Great Job Everyone

Lasagna Cook-off 2014 Moultonborough Historical Society

 

What is more fun then sitting down to a great plate of lasagna, whether it is homemade or a piece from your favorite restaurant?   Lasagna Cook Off MHS

 

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make our first Lasagna Cook-off a huge success. From everyone who entered a lasagna to local businesses who donated items and people who donated their time. Thank you all.

 

We would like to thank Amanda Verbanic from the Center Harbor Diner who worked wonders in the kitchen to keep everything running smooth. Lasagna Cook Off - Center Harbor Diner
Lasagna Cook Off - Jim Barms Entertainment was provided by Jim Barns
 

We will be adding more pictures to our website featuring the Lasagna Cook-Off. So drop by here often to check it out.

THANKS AGAIN FOR A GREAT EVENING .

MHS Kids Corner with Meca

New Video - Moultonborough Woman's Club

No Bake Cookies by Robert Huston age 11 - 1972

Moultonborough Historical Society - Meca Atkinson

In this episode of Kids Corner Meca makes Oatmeal No Bake cookies from a 1972 cookbook printed by the Moultonborough Woman's Club. The recipe is from Robert Huston who was 11 years at the time. Meca also give a short history of the Moultonborough Woman's Club.
Thank you to the Moultonborough Woman's Club for helping to write the script and for some of the photographs.
Thank you also to Robert Huston for both the recipe and a special guest appearance.
Filmed, Directed, and edited by Meca and Norman Atkinson.

Moultonborough Historical Society
April 25th, 2014

 

Doing Some Research on Local History?

Check out our new RESEARCH PAGE with many searchable documents. It is a work in progress so check back often.

RESEARCH PAGE

The Town Register Cover

Become a Member of our Society

It's a great time to join if you are not a member. Just follow this link for our
 "Become a Member" page. It's quick and easy, and now you can do it online using PayPal.
Become a member today.

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!!!!
Additional Options

You can now become a member of the Moultonborough Historical Society online using PayPal. Just use the handy Memberships button to the right.
If you are already a member you can renew your membership here as well.
Memberships

MHS Kids Corner with Meca
Meca Atkinson - Kids Corner

Meca wanted to do something to help get kids interested in local history so we decided to do short videos showing stuff of interest to kids. This is her first video on how to use an old typewriter. 
Please let Meca and Dad know what you think and if you have any ideas on future shows.

~~Meca & Dad~~

Meca has a new video out. Number 6

October 1, 2013 - "Interview with Norman R. Atkinson"

In this episode of Kids Corner, Meca does her first interview. She interviews the Director of the Lamprey House Museum and her Dad - Norman Atkinson.

We will be adding more videos over the rest of the year. Just follow the link below to check out the new videos as they are added.

MHS Kids Corner

 

New Webpage

The History of Moultonborough 1600 - 1930

"The 1985-1986 school year found the Moultonborough Central School's Sixth Grade involved in compiling a historical time-line of Moultonborough."

"A period of five months was required to compile information for the time-line. The tedious task of researching material, which parents, friends, and Mr. Lange graciously loaned, challenged the students immensely. The organization, writing, rewriting, and editing proved a worthwhile learning experience."

"The students hope that this historical document will provide enjoyment for those who would like to learn more about their community."

You can view or download and save the complete file here.

The History of Moultonborough 1600 - 1930.pdf

Moultonborough / Center Harbor

Community Calendar  

There's always something to do in the Lakes Region . See what's happening in our community today!

Community Calendar Page  

Groups throughout the community have joined together to provide residents and visitors with a combined calendar to view events happening in our community!

Click on the picture below to submit your local event.

 

DONATE TODAY

We need your continued financial support!

We Now Use
PAYPAL
Operating expenses for our organization remain constant throughout the year and your contribution whether large or small is very important to the long-term fulfillment of our mission.
Please make a contribution today to help us continue to maintain our buildings and provide the community with interesting programs about the history of our area.
Click on the DONATE button today!

 

 

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Moultonborough Cemetery Records

New webpage added to our website. Click Here

We have just started to add these cemetery records to our website. We do offer a more complete record in the form of two books.
"The Cemetery Records of Moultonborough New Hampshire"
and
"The Cemetery Records of Moultonborough New Hampshire - First Supplement 1988-2003"
Both books are available for sale here on our website and at the Moultonborough Historical Society Museum.


The files below are
Downloadable PDF Files.

Moultonborough Graves of Special Interest

Moultonborough Cemeteries      as of 12/2003

Holland Hill Cemetery

Middle Neck Cemetery

RED HILL CEMETERY

The Claude Rains Grave Site in Moultonborough

NEW PANORAMA PICTURES

 Of the Lamprey House, Middle Neck School House, and Old Moultonborough Town House

The software used is from Microsoft and is called Photosynth. You might need to download a small Microsoft program called Silverlight to view the picture in 3D.

Click on the picture and move your mouse to move around the room.

THE LAMPREY HOUSE MUSEUM

The HAMKE ROOM at the Lamprey House Museum

MIDDLE NECK SCHOOLOUSE

OLD MOULTONBOROUGH TOWN HOUSE

MOULTONBOROUGH GRANGE HALL

The Emerson Barn - Sept. 3. 2011

You can see even more Panoramas by clicking on our

Local Panoramas (Microsoft Photosynth)  Page.

The Moultonborough Historical Society
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Search Our Website

Use this Google Search Page to look through our website.

Use it to search all of our web pages to find articles and information about Moultonborough history.

MHS Search Page

Online Store
Now Open

Click Here
to check it out.

I am proud to announce that our online store is now up and running. 

We hope to add more items as our website grows.

We use PayPal for our shopping cart system for a easy and secure shopping experience. Additional Options

 

Moultonborough Public Library

 

The  Moultonborough Historical Society would like to thank the Moultonborough Public Library for co-sponsoring several of this year's programs. We also are grateful for the use of the meeting room for our spring & fall meetings!


Check out their website by clicking on the link below.

 

Public Library Website

 

The mission of the Moultonborough Historical Society is to:

 

• preserve the history and character of the Town of Moultonborough,

• share our buildings, collections and resources with the community through research, exhibitions and educational programs, and

• inspire our members and future generations to appreciate our rich heritage.
Betsy Ross


The Moultonborough Historical Society’s ongoing project is the Museum. This is the result of meticulous, concentrated attention to detail from a dedicated group of historic-minded individuals along with generous monetary contributions from our year-round residents and very generous property owners from around the country.

 

 

Old Moultonboro

 

Moultonborough was granted in 1763 and was incorporated on November 24, 1777. The town is nestled among the hills on the north side of Lake Winnipesaukee in Carroll County. Surrounded by the Ossipee Mountains and Red Hill, the area offers year-round scenic beauty. The town was one of the earliest resort towns in NH. Today our economy is driven by the same factors the early settlers depended on - the woods and the lake.


In the early 1800’s, while the town was still growing, Moultonborough had one meetinghouse, nine school-houses, two taverns, one store, five sawmills, five grain mills, one cloth mill, one bark mill, one carding machine and one tannery. Moultonborough Falls (on Route 25) was also a center of trade and could boast three stores, two hotels, a tannery, a currier’s shop, a blacksmith, a gristmill, sawmill, carding and fulling mill, sleigh and carriage maker, saddle and harness maker, a printing office and shoe shop.

Our town has certainly changed and grown. We are proud of our heritage and hope you will visit our Museum and learn more about our history.

 

Come to a Meeting

Meetings are free and open to the public and generally held on the second Monday of each month. Programs feature topics of interest about Moultonborough and the Lakes Region. Please look for notices of meetings in the Meredith News.

Become a Member of our Society

It's a great time to join if you are not a member. Just follow this link for our
 "Become a Member" page. It's quick and easy, and now you can do it online using PayPal.
Become a member today.

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!!!!
Additional Options

You can now become a member of the Moultonborough Historical Society online using PayPal. Just use the handy Memberships button to the right.
If you are already a member you can renew your membership here as well.
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