Memorial Day 2014


Memorial Day History

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. Maj. Gen. John A. Logan declared that Decoration Day should be observed on May 30. It is believed that date was chosen because flowers would be in bloom all over the country.

The first large observance was held that year at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.

The ceremonies centered around the mourning-draped veranda of the Arlington mansion, once the home of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Various Washington officials, including Gen. and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant, presided over the ceremonies. After speeches, children from the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Orphan Home and members of the GAR made their way through the cemetery, strewing flowers on both Union and Confederate graves, reciting prayers and singing hymns.


Upgraded Fire Alarms to Protect Our History

A new antenna is on the schoolhouse.  This one transmits directly to the Center Harbor Fire Department.

A new antenna is on the schoolhouse. This one transmits directly to the Center Harbor Fire Department.

The town of Center Harbor is installing a smoke detector system at the Schoolhouse.

The system has a detector in every room. If smoke is detected it will send a message to the Lakes Region
dispatch office. The hardware has been installed and soon be checked out by the company
that makes the system, then it will be activated.

Identifying Historical Buildings in Center Harbor


I am looking for a few members of the Historical Society, and/or  residents, to form a committee to identify Center Harbor’s historical buildings. From there we can put these places onto the official town map, so that towns people and visitors my be able to view them and see the rich history of Center Harbor, NH.

If this type of project interests you, please contact me.
Thank you for your time,
Roland Garland


Refreshment Schedule for 2014

tryourcoffeedeliciousREFRESHMENT  SCHEDULE  2014 

Chairman for the monthly refreshments is Ginny Murphy
If there is a conflict in meeting your date, please notify her at 253-6845


April 24-  Wilma Garland and Shirley Splaine

 May 22-  Dorrie Smith and Denny Stringfellow

                                                                                           June 26-  Mary Lamprey Bare

July 24-  Ginny Murphy and Carole Elliot

August 28-  Deanna Campbell and Connie Johnson

                                                                                          September 25-  Gwen Bronson and Virginia

                                                                                          October 23-   Nancy Kelly and Janet Stearns


Paper goods are supplied at the schoolhouse. Tablecloth or center piece optional.
The schoolhouse will be open by 6:00 p.m.
$25 is available upon request to assist with the cost.