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

Wednesday, October 18 at 7 pm the Historical Society of Cheshire County will host a screening of a 1921 silent film as part of its New Hampshire Film Series. The program is co-sponsored by the Marlow Historical Society. The Hope Diamond Mystery is based on the life story written by May Yohé who lived for a time in Marlow, New Hampshire. In 1894 Yohé, an American musical theater actress, married Lord Francis Hope and possessed the Hope Diamond. She divorced Lord Francis in 1902, and Lord Francis later sold the diamond to pay off debts.

The Hope Diamond Mystery was a fifteen-part serial about “the most sinister jewel in history.” A curse follows the diamond bringing tragedy and heartbreak to all who possess it. In the forty-minute episode to be shown at the Historical Society, Boris Karloff stars in his first major screen role as the Hindu servant Dakar. 

At the Historical Society’s screening Larry Benaquist - film maker and Keene State College professor - will talk about the history of the film. Local historian Tracy Messer will talk about May Yohé and her connections to Marlow, New Hampshire.

The Historical Society of Cheshire County is located at 246 Main Street in Keene. The organization has been collecting, preserving, and communicating the history of Cheshire County for 90 years. The Society puts on about 150 programs each year to help people of all ages “find their place in history.” For more information, visit hsccnh.org or call 603-352-1895, or contact Marlow Historical Society Chair, Maria Baril at 603-446-2292 or maria@barils.com.

Marlow NH Family ATV Club
It Takes a Village Spaghetti Supper

Saturday, October 21 at 3 - 7 pm
Odd Fellows Hall

Marlow New Hampshire

$10.00 adults $5.00 children 12 and under

We are raising money to improve our trail system in our town. 50/50 raffle

Come join us for a delicious meal and a great time

Marlow NH Family ATV Club 1st Annual Toys for Kids Fun Ride
Sunday, October 22, 8am - 7pm
Trailhead off Baine Road, Marlow, NH

The Marlow NH Family ATV Club is proud to announce they will be hosting the 1st annual Toys for Kids fun ride in coordination with the organization that provides needy children in the Monadnock and Brattleboro area with toys under their Christmas trees. Bring a new, unwrapped toy, enjoy the beautiful scenery, and enjoy the ride. There will be a collection box at the trail head off Baine Road in Marlow. Hope to see you there.

If you would like to donate but can't make it on the 22nd the club will be accepting toy donations on the 21st at the Spaghetti Supper in the Odd Fellows Hall from 3-7pm

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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