Welcome to the Community Website for Marlow, New Hampshire

Marlow also has an Official Town Website where you can find forms and documents, 
information about town departments, board minutes and more at
 http://marlownh.gov 

Announcements and Events
August 14, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE
MARLOW HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Notice is hereby given that the Marlow Historical Society will hold their annual election for the Board of Directors at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th. The Board of Directors includes a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer with one year terms and three Directors with staggered one year, two year and three year terms.

Individuals interested in running for office may either attend the meeting on September 19th or contact Maria Baril, Board President. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and will be held in Murray Hall. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

With the restoration of Murray Hall nearing its completion, the Board is looking forward to creating interesting displays that depict former times in Marlow. We welcome new members and encourage residents to file for the above offices.

Patricia A. Little

Secretary

New Hampshire Humanities Program
"Wit and Wisdom: Humor in 19th Century New England"
with Storyteller Jo Radner

Sunday,October 1, 3:00pm, Murray Hall

Hosted by the Marlow Historical Society

Refreshments Served

Whatever did New Englanders do on long winter evenings before cable, satellite and the internet? In the decades before and after the Civil War, our rural ancestors used to create neighborhood events to improve their minds. Community members male and female would compose and read aloud homegrown, handwritten literary "newspapers" full of keen verbal wit. Sometimes serious, sometimes sentimental but mostly very funny, these "newspapers" were common in villages across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and revealed the hopes, fears, humor and surprisingly daring behavior of our forebears. Jo Radner shares excerpts from her forthcoming book about hundreds of these "newspapers" and provides examples from villages in your region.

Friends of Perkins Academy (FOPA) Event 


Friends of Perkins Academy (FOPA) Event 

Fall 2017 Marlow Historical Society Newsletter Posted

This issue of the Marlow Historical Society Newsletter includes stories about Marlow Village Church and its steeple, memories of Vilas High School 1935-1966 (including yearbook photos!), tidbits from Marlow history (do you know what Galloping Gayla was?), a Sand Pond story, and upcoming events.

       

8/19/17


The trustees of the Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust are able to offer funds to help bring an activity or a program to Marlow children this year.
Who can apply for funds? Teachers of the Marlow School District, and individuals and groups associated with Marlow whose purpose for these funds is for enriching Marlow children. Click here to see a larger version of the letter from the trust, and click here to learn more about MCET's activities and fundraisers. 

Marlow By Heart: Poetry of a Small New Hampshire Town

The Historical Society has compiled a book of Marlow poetry through the decades - from the 18th century to the present - matched with historical images and beautiful pictures by local photographers. The front cover is a watercolor by Marlow artist Stephanie Tickner, titled "Ashuelot River from the Bridge to Cheshire Earth." The books are $15.00. Contact the Marlow Historical Society at PO Box 12, Marlow, NH 03456, Maria Baril at 603-446-2292 or maria@barils.com, or stop by the Marlow Library to purchase one. Click here to read more...

Marlow Historical Society Greeting Cards Available

These sketches were created by Randy Plotts and come in sets of 10 cards with envelopes for $5 per set.
Available by calling Maria Baril at 446-2292. 



A bit of history
This town, a largely undisturbed agricultural community on the northern border of Cheshire County, is the prototype of a Yankee rural village.It was granted in 1753 under the name Addison, in honor of Joseph Addison, British essayist and poet, and Secretary of State for England, who signed the appointment papers making John Wentworth Lieutenant Governor of New Hampshire under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1717.

Although there are persistent rumors that Marlow is named for the English poet, Christopher Marlowe, it seems more likely that, like many New England towns, Marlow is named after a place and the name "Marlow" recalls Marlowe, England. Perhaps some of our early settlers came from that region.

A New Hampshire source supports this view: New Hampshire: A History, Resources, Attractions, and Its People volume 1 by Hobart Pillsbury. He wrote, "It was re-granted in 1761 to William Noyes and others and named Marlow after an English town" (Pillsbury, p 234). Genealogical research on the origins of Marlow's settlers might shed light on the issue.
The picturesque village center, with its white church, Odd Fellows Hall, Town Hall and lily pond is one of the region's most photographed scenes and often the subject of an artist's brush. Marlow is the site of many marks of glacial action, and minerals are still found here. A woodworking industry once used the water power of the Ashuelot River to produce tools, furniture and wooden buckets from lumber cut nearby.

Regular Events

10/1/16

Change of School Board Meeting Day

School board meetings have changed to the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are still held in the multi-purpose room of the John D. Perkins, Sr. Academy of Marlow. 

For more information about meetings or the school, visit the SAU 29 website here or the school website here

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