Jaffrey Historical Society

Jaffrey Civic Center
40 Main Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Contact: Robert Stephenson. Tel: 532-6066. E-mail: jhs@rs41.org
Also see jaffreyhistory.org



UPCOMING MEETINGS

Kai Nalenz, Conservation & Repair of Historic Gravestones–Preserving a Record of our Past Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7pm. Jaffrey Civic Center. 7pm.

Old Burying Ground Walking Tour Sunday, June 18, 2017, 4pm. [tentative]

Open House: Monadnock 4 Fire Museum A Summer Sunday [tentative]

Annual Meeting Thursday, August 10, 2017. Jaffrey Civic Center. 7pm. Phil Cournoyer of W. W. Cross.

Annual Autumn Outing Sunday, October 15, 2017. Winchendon Historical Society and the Harvard Forest Museum.


PAST MEETINGS A database now exists of all the Society's programs and events.
Annual Potluck and Program: Dog Sledding in Jaffrey Thursday, February 9, 2017. Jaffrey Civic Center. 5:30pm.

Christmas Party Thursday, December 8, 2016. Jaffrey Civic Center. 5:30-7pm.

Annual Autumn Outing Sunday, October 16, 2016. Wilton including the Wilton Historical Society and Frye's Measure Mill.

Annual Meeting Thursday, August 11, 2016. Jaffrey Civic Center. 7 pm. Steven Baldwin Digging up the Past—The History Under Us

Conant Cemetery Walking Tour (with the Jaffrey Cemetery Committee) Saturday, 3pm, June 11, 2016. Postponed because of rain and held on June 18. Click here to see the Walking Tour Guide.

Scott Edwards of Scott's Clocks Thursday, April 14, 2016. Jaffrey Civic Center. 7 pm. Scott will talk about early New England clocks with special attention to the Society's two tall-case clocks. To see his presentation, go to http://www.rs41.org/jhs/edwards.pdf

Winter Pot Luck Thursday, February 11, 2016. Civic Center. 6 pm for socializing. Supper at 6:30. Photo.

Christmas Party Thursday, December 10, 2015. Jaffrey Civic Center. 5:30-7pm. Photo.

Annual Autumn Outing Sunday, October 18, 2015. Francestown, NH. For some photos taken on our reconnaissance trip on September 9th, click here.

Witches & Pop Culture Thursday, September 3, 2015: Friends of the Jaffrey Library program by Robin DeRosa, 6:30 at the Civic Center. Co-sponsored by the Jaffrey Historical Society. The program focuses on the Salem Witch Trials.

Hearse House Charrette Sunday, August 23, 2015, 3pm. The Society will host an informational and working "charrette" on the Hearse House project on the Common, meeting near the Horsesheds. Rain date: August 30th. For information on this project go to http://www.rs41.org/jhs/hearse.htm

Annual Meeting Thursday, August 13, 2015. Jaffrey Civic Center. 7 pm. Mark Cournoyer. 100 Years of the Cournoyer Funeral Home.

Riverfest Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Society will have an exhibit on the Jaffrey Civic Center front plaza.

The Once & Future Park Theatre Friday, July 31, 2015, 5-7pm. The Society will co-sponsor with the Park Theatre an opening reception for the exhibit on the Theatre that will run the month of August at the Jaffrey Civic Center.

Spring Program Thursday, April 9, 2015. Jaffrey Civic Center. 7 pm. Bill Coleman and Joe Manning on Bean Fiber Glass.

Winter Potluck Thursday, 12 February, 2015. Jaffrey Civic Center. 6 pm for socializing. Supper at 6:30. A Jaffrey Quiz was enjoyed by all. See the answers.

Christmas Party Thursday 5-7pm, 11 December, 2014. Jaffrey Civic Center.

Annual Autumn Outing Sunday 1pm, 19 October, 2014. Milford. Our annual autumn excursion: The Milford Historical Society and the New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Optional dinner following at Mile-Away.

Monadnock 4 Open House Saturday 1-3pm, 16 August, 2014. Main Street opposite the Monadnock Inn, Jaffrey Center. Jaffrey's Firehouse Museum. Here's the article the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript published in its August 28, 2014 issue.

Annual Meeting Thursday 7pm, 14 August, 2014. Jaffrey Civic Center. Helen & Archie Coll, Coll's Poultry Farm.

June Meeting Thursday 8pm, 12 June, 2014. Jaffrey Meetinghouse. Paul Wainwright, New England's Colonial Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Society.

April Meeting Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7pm, Jaffrey Civic Center. Prof. Robert G. Goodby, 12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State. Also the April 2014 Newsletter.

Winter Potluck Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6pm, Jaffrey Civic Center.
(Originally scheduled for 13 February; re-scheduled because of snow.)

Worcester, Massachusetts. Notice for Autumn Outing, September 29, 2013. Also the Fall 2013 Newsletter.

Westminster, Vermont. Notice for Autumn Outing, September 30, 2012.


NEWSLETTERS
Spring 2017

Winter 2017

Autumn 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2016

Autumn 2015

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Winter 2015

Autumn 2014

Summer 2014

June 2014

Spring 2014

Winter 2014

Autumn 2013

Autumn 2012


PRESENTATIONS
Winter Potluck 2017. Dog Sledding in Jaffrey…and other Winter Scenes

Steve Baldwin. Digging up the Past—The History under Us. Jaffrey Historical Society program 11 August 2016.

Scott Edwards of Scott's Clocks. Our tall case clocks. Jaffrey Historical Society program 14 April 2016.

Winter Potluck 2016. A ‘Where are You?’ Quiz. Jaffrey Historical Society program 11 February 2016.

Bean Fiber Glass Presentation. Bill Coleman and Joe Manning. Jaffrey Historical Society program 9 April 2015.

Winter Potluck 2015. Some old Jaffrey films (including farm and winter scenes, car racing on Contoocook, dedication of the Buddies Monument). Jaffrey Historical Society program 12 February 2015.

Archie Coll Presentation. Coll's Poultry Farm. Jaffrey Historical Society program 14 August 2014.

Paul Wainwright Presentation. New England's Colonial Meetinghouses and their Impact on American Society. Jaffrey Historical Society program 12 June 2014.

Jaffrey Memories. Jaffrey Historical Society program 20 February 2014.

Dennis Wright Presentation. Teaching in a Vermont one-room schoolhouse. Jaffrey Historical Society program 7 February 2012.

Paul Tuller Presentation. The Dublin Art Colony. Formed through Patronage, Friendships and Family. Jaffrey Historical Society program 14 April 2011.

Harvey Sawyer Presentation. An evening with Harvey… and Potluck, too! Jaffrey Historical Society program 11 February 2010.

Jaffrey Worthies. Portraits of those who made a difference. Jaffrey Historical Society program 23 April 2009.

Dick Smith Presentation. Some Jaffrey Dairy Farms and their Milk Bottles. Jaffrey Historical Society program 19 February 2009.


RESOURCES
Inventory of the Town vault, Jaffrey Library by Coburn Kidd. 1979.
Some interesting items found in the Library Vault.
The Amos Fortune Collection. Finding aid of at the Jaffrey Public Library, prepared by Anne Ostendarp, Project Archivist, February 2004.

Historic newspapers. Various copies of local newspapers.

The Jaffrey Town History. Some selected chapters.


JHS PUBLICATIONS
Conant Cemetery Walking Tour Guide

Willa Cather in Jaffrey by Margaret C. Bean. 2005. Studies in Jaffrey History—No. 1.

Luke Howe, M.D., An Extraordinary Physician of Jaffrey by D. Glyn Millard, M.D. 2005. Studies in Jaffrey History—No. 2.

Viggo Brandt-Erichsen in Jaffrey by Margaret C. Bean. 2006. Studies in Jaffrey History—No. 3.

Jaffrey Roads and Streets 1773-1980 by Coburn Kidd. 1982, revised and updated, 2009.

Monadnock 4 Jaffrey's Fire Museum. A brochure issued in 2014.

Little Red Schoolhouse A short brochure on the Society's one-room schoolhouse.

Aunt Hannah—The Band Box Maker by Margaret C. Robinson. 1925, text only.


VIDEOS
Winter Potluck 2015. Some old Jaffrey films (including farm and winter scenes, car racing on Contoocook, dedication of the Buddies Monument). Jaffrey Historical Society program 12 February 2015.

Autumn outing to Milford, New Hampshire. Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Partnering with Local Schools. Barbara Rimkunis, Curator, Exeter Historical Society. Monadnock Historical Societies Forum, Jaffrey, Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Perambulating the Jafffrey-Troy line, June 8, 2014. Also on YouTube.

Rebecca Rule, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire. April 4, 2013.

Mark Bean, D. D. Bean and Sons—Generations of Match Making in Jaffrey. Annual Meeting, August 16, 2012.

Autumn outing to Westminster, Vermont. Sunday, September 30, 2012.


PROJECTS
Baptist Weathervane project

Hearse House project

Dean Murder project

Hannah Davis update

Town Anniversaries Celebrating the Jaffrey's anniversaries. The Town was incorporated on August 17, 1773.



THE SOCIETY
Articles of Organization and By Laws

Officers and Directors

Membership

Our websites and other electronic resources

Little Red Schoolhouse

Monadnock 4—Fire Museum


MISCELLANEOUS
The Perkins Clock

The Laban Ainsworth Clock

Handout on Jaffrey Center sites/sights for Visit of Ashby, Royalston and Hancock Historical Societies.

Town of Jaffrey Annual Reports

A Jaffrey Quiz from the February 12, 2015, Pot Luck program. And the answers.

The first issue of the Monadnock Ledger, November 21, 1956.

Jaffrey Jubilee Past & Present, August 7, 8, 9, 1964. (program)

Camp Monadnock handbook, 1964.