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.


Repairs to the Schoolhouse Done Right

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.


Thank you

Civil War Audio Presentation

Artillery-Civil-War copyThe Civil War Audio Program

recorded July 25, 2013

presenter Chuck Estano



CHHS March Meeting

Time to remind you of the March meeting next Wednesday.
March 21st at 10:00 am at the Schoolhouse.  
See you there.  (Click here for directions) 

Several other things:
2012 Year Book is in the mail.  If you don’t get it my next week you should send me your new address.
Log into www.chhistory.com often.  Make a bookmark for the site and see the changes each week.
Plan to be at our first meeting of 2012 at the Waukewan Golf Club.  April 26th. 6:30 pm.

2012 looks like a busy year with interesting programs.

Seth Ira Stearns