Jaffrey Historical Society

Jaffrey Civic Center
40 Main Street
Jaffrey, NH 03452
Contact: Bruce Hill, President. Tel: 593-5168. E-mail: bwhill1947@gmail.com
Also see jaffreyhistory.org



UPCOMING MEETINGS

Annual Autumn Outing. Winchendon. Sunday, October 15, 2017. Optional dinner following at the Glen Caffe.


PAST MEETINGS, PROGRAMS & PRESENTATIONS
              A database now exists of all the Society's Meetings, Program and Events prepared by Vicki Arceci.

              For some photos of PAST MEETINGS, PROGRAMS & PRESENTATIONS, click here.

              For some photos of past AUTUMN OUTINGS, click here.

2017
Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 10, 2017, Jaffrey Civic Center. Phil Cournoyer. W. W. CROSS—THE RISE & FALL OF A MAJOR SPOKE IN JAFFREY'S INDUSTRIAL WHEEL.
              Phil Cournoyer Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program August 10, 2017. Click here for a video of his presentation.

An Old Burying Ground Walking Tour (with the Jaffrey Cemetery Committee) Sunday, June 25, 2016. Click here to see the Walking Tour Guide.

Spring Meeting. Thursday, April 13, 2017, Jaffrey Civic Center. Kai Nalenz, CONSERVATION & REPAIR OF HISTORIC GRAVESTONES—PRESERVING A RECORD OF OUR PAST

Winter Potluck. Thursday, February 9, 2017. Jaffrey Civic Center. DOG SLEDDING IN JAFFREY…AND ELSEWHERE.
              Winter Potluck 2017. Jaffrey Historical Society program February 9, 2017 (date changed due to snow).

2016
Christmas Party. Thursday, December 8, 2016, Jaffrey Civic Center.

Annual Autumn Outing. Wilton. Sunday, October 16, 2016. The Wilton Historical Society and Frye's Measure Mill. Optional dinner following at Brady's American Grill.

Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 11, 2016, Jaffrey Civic Center. Steve Baldwin, DIGGING UP THE PAST—THE HISTORY UNDER US.
              Steve Baldwin Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program August 11, 2016.

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

Spring Meeting. Thursday, April 14, 2016, Jaffrey Civic Center. Scott Edwards of Scott's Clocks. NEW ENGLAND CLOCKS WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE SOCIETY'S TWO TALL-CASE CLOCKS.
              Scott Edwards Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program April 14, 2016.

Winter Potluck. Thursday, February 11, 2016, Jaffrey Civic Center. QUIZ NIGHT V.2. Photo.
              Winter Potluck 2016. A ‘Where are You?’ Quiz. Jaffrey Historical Society program February 11, 2016.

2015
Christmas Party. Thursday, December 10, 2015, Jaffrey Civic Center. Photo.

Annual Autumn Outing. Francestown. Sunday, October 18, 2015. Optional dinner following at the Crotched Mountain Golf Club.

Witches & Pop Culture. Thursday, September 3, 2015: Friends of the Jaffrey Library program by Robin DeRosa, Jaffrey 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. Mark Cournoyer. 100 YEARS OF THE COURNOYER FUNERAL HOME.

The Once & Future Park Theatre. Friday, July 31, 2015. 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 Meeting. Thursday, April 9, 2015, Jaffrey Civic Center. Bill Coleman & Joe Manning, BILL and JOE: BEAN FIBER GLASS.
              Bean Fiber Glass Presentation. Bill Coleman and Joe Manning. Jaffrey Historical Society program April 9, 2015.

Winter Potluck. Thursday, February 12, 2015, Jaffrey Civic Center. QUIZ NIGHT.
              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. A Jaffrey Quiz was enjoyed by all. See the answers.


2014
Christmas Party. Thursday, December 11, 2014. Jaffrey Civic Center.

Annual Autumn Outing. Milford. Sunday. October 19, 2014. The Milford Historical Society and the New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Optional dinner following at Mile-Away. Click here for a video of the Outing.

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

Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 14, 2014, Jaffrey Civic Center. Helen & Archie Coll, COLL'S POULTRY FARM.
              Archie Coll Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program August 14, 2014.

June Meeting. Thursday, June 12, 2014, Jaffrey Meetinghouse. Paul Wainwright, NEW ENGLAND'S COLONIAL MEETINGHOUSES AND THEIR IMPACT ON AMERICAN SOCIETY.
              Paul Wainwright Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program June 12, 2014.

Spring Meeting. Thursday, April 10, 2014, Jaffrey Civic Center. Prof. Robert G. Goodby, 12,000 YEARS AGO IN THE GRANITE STATE.

Winter Potluck. Thursday, February 20, 2014, Jaffrey Civic Center. JAFFREY MEMORIES. (Originally scheduled for February13; re-scheduled because of snow.)
              Jaffrey Memories. Jaffrey Historical Society program February 20, 2014.


2013
Christmas Party. Thursday, December 12, 2013, Jaffrey Civic Center.

Annual Autumn Outing. Worcester, Massachusetts. September 29, 2013. Optional dinner following at The Old Mill.

Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 8, 2013, Jaffrey Civic Center. The Belletete Family, BELLETETES PROGRAM.
              Belletete Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program August 8, 2013.

Spring Meeting. Thursday, April 4, 2013, Jaffrey Civic Center. Rebecca Rule: MOVED AND SECONDED: TOWN MEETING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. Click here for a video of her presentation.

Winter Potluck. February 14 2013, Jaffrey Civic Center. Russell Bastedo: A POTLUCK SUPPER…WITH THE ADDED INGREDIENT OF HISTORY. HOW AND WHY THE BRITISH DISCOVERED NORTH AMERICA.
              Russell Bastedo Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program February 14, 2013.


2012
Christmas Party. Thursday, December 13, 2012, Jaffrey Civic Center.

Annual Autumn Outing. Westminster, Vermont. September 30, 2012. Optional dinner following at the Saxtons River Inn. Click here for a video of the Outing.

Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 16, 2012, Jaffrey Meetinghouse. Mark Bean, D. D. BEAN AND SONS—GENERATIONS OF MATCH MAKING IN JAFFREY. Click here for a video of his presentation.

Walking Tour. June 3, 2012. Rob Stephenson WALK & TALK AROUND SQUANTUM.

Spring Meeting. Thursday, April 12, 2012, Jaffrey Civic Center. Steve Hooper: 24 YEARS COVERING JAFFREY IN THE SENTINEL.

Winter Potluck. February 9, 2012, St Patrick School. Dennis Wright: TEACHING IN A VERMONT ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE.
              Dennis Wright Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program February 9, 2012.


2011
Christmas Party. Thursday, December 8, 2011, Jaffrey Civic Center.

Annual Autumn Outing Henniker. October 16, 2011.

Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 11, 2011, Jaffrey Meetinghouse. Steve Taylor: NEW HAMPSHIRE'S GRANGE MOVEMENT: ITS RISE, TRIUMPHS, AND DECLINE.

Spring Meeting. Thursday, April 14, 2011, Jaffrey Civic Center. Paul Tuller: THE DUBLIN ART COLONY. FORMED THROUGH PATRONAGE, FRIENDSHIPS AND FAMILY.
              Paul Tuller Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program April 14, 2011.


2010
Annual Autumn Outing. Belchertown, Massachusetts. October 3, 2010.

Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 12, 2010, Jaffrey Civic Center. Edie Clark: WRITTEN FROM HOME: THE VIEW FROM MARY'S FARM.

Spring Meeting. April 15, 2010, Jaffrey Civic Center. Alan Rumrill. Bill Stewart, Kent Royce, Rick Wagner: BANG!: FIREARMS MANUFACTURING IN CHESHIRE COUNTY (WITH SOME SPECIAL ATTENTION TO JAFFREY.

Winter Potluck. February 11, 2010, Great Hall, Silver Ranch. Harvey Sawyer: AN EVENING WITH HARVEY…AND POTLUCK, TOO!.
              Harvey Sawyer Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program February 11, 2010.


2009
Christmas Party. Wednesday, December 10, 2009, Jaffrey Civic Center.

Annual Autumn Outing. Hillsborough. October 4, 2009.

Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 13, 2009, Jaffrey Civic Center. Steve Taylor: THE GREAT SHEEP BOOM AND ITS ENDURING LEGACY ON THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LANDSCAPE.

Spring Meeting. Thursday, April 23, 2009, Jaffrey Civic Center. Debbie Stewart, Charles Lyle, Mary Jo Marvin, Jack Belletete: JAFFREY WORTHIES: PORTRAITS OF THOSE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE.
              Jaffrey Worthies. Jaffrey Historical Society program April 23, 2009.

Winter Meeting. Thursday, February 19, 2009, Jaffrey Civic Center. Dick Smith: SOME JAFFREY DAIRY FARMS AND THEIR MILK BOTTLES.
              Dick Smith Presentation. Jaffrey Historical Society program February 19, 2009.


NEWSLETTERS
Summer 2017

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

Winter 2013

Autumn 2013

Autumn 2012

Spring 2012


RESOURCES
Inventory of the Town vault, Jaffrey Library by Coburn Kidd. 1979.
Some interesting items found in the Library Vault.
Amos Fortune.

Historic newspapers. Various copies of local newspapers.

The Jaffrey Town History. Some selected chapters.


JHS PUBLICATIONS
Old Burying Ground Walking Tour Guide

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
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.


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
"Dear Friend…Jaffrey Postcards to Here & There." A Jaffrey Historical Society exhibit at the Civic Center, 4-28 August 2017.

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.