We hope to see you on May 22, 2014, for our program “Center Harbor and Neighboring Libraries” presented by Heyduk.
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,
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.
For all those interested in attending the first Centre Harbor Historical Society’s business meetings of the year, you’re in luck!
The first meeting will be held this Monday March 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at the Center Harbor Town Hall in the Mead room.
We’ll see you there!
We, here at the Centre Harbor Historical Society, have taken a series of pictures to show you the repairs that were required for the schoolhouse this fall.
As you can see, a portion of the back wall was removed. There was an extreme amount of dry rot and some damage from carpenter ants and rodents. There was a temporary fix about 20 years ago, and the only solution was to reconstruct the rotten wall. There were three windows covered over that were removed. Early estimates were contingent on the hidden damage not known before the wall was removed. This amounted in a repair bill of $3,337.00.
The grant given by the Meredith Rotary was $500.00. This time we fixed it right! The repair was done with the cooperation of the town selectmen. As you know, the town owns the schoolhouse, and the Historical Society’s responsibility is to keep it in repair.
Anything you might contribute will help us and it will be tax deductible.
November 24, 2013
It’s that time of year again for our Annual Fund Drive.
Since we had to abandon the plant-sale method of raising funds, we basically must now depend on whatever donations we can muster up from our members. Most of our members are “Life Members” and therefore annual dues revenue is minute. Accordingly, this is why we need financial help from as many of our Life members as possible plus from any of our dues-paying members that wish to help.
We have many ongoing projects, including the documentation of our 23 cemeteries within Center Harbor. These projects, as well as the Society’s overall administration, do cost money.
On this occasion, you are hearing from me due to the fact that our Society’s presidency has recently changed from Seth Stearns to Roland Garland, effective Jan.01.14. I assume all of you, are very grateful for the great job Seth has done for many years. It’s not an easy task. I hope all our members do wish Roland great success with this endeavor.
Finally, as a show of confidence with our new leader, I am asking all of you to please donate as best you can to this fund. Your donation is tax-deductible and will be acknowledged by this writer. Also, please try to have your donation reach the Society before the end of December so that we can get you listed on the Donor list in our 2014 Book.
Brendan Laffey, Treasurer.