Information on the Jaffrey Meetinghouse: General & Specific

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The Jaffrey Meetinghouse, owned by the Town of Jaffrey, is located in Jaffrey Center village at 15 Laban Ainsworth Way.

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Tradition asserts that the frame of the Meetinghouse was raised on the day of the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775) and that the noise of the battle in Charlestown could be heard by those toiling on the Common.

Click here for an Historical Timeline of the Jaffrey Meetinghouse.

Click here to see numerous photographs and images of the Jaffrey Meetinghouse.

Click here for detailed plans & elevations of the Jaffrey Meetinghouse prepared by Catlin + Petrovick, Architects.

Click here for an Historical Narrative of the Jaffrey Meetinghouse by Mae Williams.

Jaffrey Meetinghouse. From Cutter's History of the Town of Jaffrey, 1881.

Jaffrey Meetinghouse. From Annett & Lehtinen's Town History, Vol I, pp 169-212.

Description of the Meetinghouse. From Annett & Lehtinen's Town History, Vol I, pp 187-89.

Description of the Meetinghouse. Handout adapted from Jaffrey Then and Now.

Chapter 4: The Meetinghouse. Excerpted from Marshal the Willing Forces, pp 26-35.

Church and State, Religion and Education. Chapter 2 of Jaffrey Then and Now; Changes in Community Character, pp 33-37.

Grand Re-Opening of The Meetinghouse; Schedule of Events, July 3, 1993. Handout.

The Jaffrey Meetinghouse. Commemorative Program issued in Celebration of the Major Renovations to the Jaffrey Meetinghouse undertaken during 1991-1993. Booklet.

Meeting House Birthday Party June 17, 1975. By Helen Bean Krause. From Marshal the Willing Forces, pp 138-39, and…Thoughts on Freedom, Meetinghouses, Jaffrey and Life Itself  by P. J. O'Rourke, pp. 140-43.

Seats of Jaffrey Government. This is a piece by Robert Stephenson that appeared in the Monadnock Ledger in 2010.

A written one-page document dated December 31, 1846, signed by Ethan Cutter, giving details on his agreement to ring the bell at the Old Meetinghouse. See some biographical information on pages 212-13 of vol. II of the Town History. See also

The Meetinghouse and the First Minister. A copy of Article and Action thereon from the First Book of Records, Town of Jaffrey, N.H. (This was found in the Jaffrey Historical Society archives. It is descirbed as a 'copy.' Exactly what the 'First Book of Records' is or where it resides is unclear. Perhaps it is in the Town Vault on the second floor of the Library.)

The Meetinghouse as Mentioned in VIS Records. Various mentions of the Meetinghouse in VIS minutes, scrapbooks at Melville Academy and in the Town History.

All mentions of the Meetinghouse from the Minute Books of the VIS. Various mentions of the Meetinghouse in VIS minutes.

The Town Clock. Information on the Stevens Clock.

Meetinghouse and Historic Churches: A Rich Regional Resource. 1996. An issue of 'Monadnock Perspectives.'