Welcome to the Community Website for Marlow, New Hampshire

Marlow also has an Official Town Website where you can find forms and documents, 
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Announcements and Events

Bingo Night
Saturday, August 17, 4-8pm
Odd Fellows Hall 
5 Church Street, Marlow

BINGO!!!!! Only date in August so don't miss this one!! Come on down to the Odd Fellows Lodge for some great Bingo action this Saturday, 8/17. Doors open at 4pm for food/snacks and the Bingo kicks off at 5pm.... Looking forward to seeing you there! Also...please note this is open to the public (18+), you do not have to be an Odd Fellow. BYOB and $2 a game with 10 games plus a bonus winner takes all Game 11!!!

Odd Fellows Breakfast

Sunday, August 18, 8-11am
Odd Fellows Hall 
5 Church Street, Marlow

Only $8 for adults and $4 for kids Scrambled Eggs French Toast Pancakes Real Home Fries Bacon Sausage Baked Beans Biscuits & Gravy Fruit Juice Corned Beef Hash Coffee (decaf & regular) Seconds are ok!

Marlow Historical Society
Bridal Quilt Exhibit
Murray Hall

Sunday, August 18, 2pm

Hello to all members and friends of the Marlow Historical Society. We hope you will join us for our prime event of the summer, honoring an object of huge historic and sentimental value, which has been languishing in an archival box for years. You can read about this bridal album quilt made by Marlow church ladies in 1876 for Frances Dodge just before her 1877 wedding to Jerome Reed, and see the names of parents, grandparents, relatives and friends of the engaged couple that appear on it, in the Spring/Summer 2019 Historical Society newsletter.

We will also display an elegant wedding gown from the same period as the quilt, lent to us by the Walpole Historical Society.

Joanne Thomas has done research about wedding customs of the late nineteenth century, which she will share with all of us. 

Refreshments (more details later….) will be served under a tent.


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The Marlow Historical Society Museum open for the season
Murray Hall 
Route 123 in Marlow Village

From June to October the museum will open on
the third Sunday of the month, from 10am to noon.

Aaron's Specialty is now open 7 days a week! 

Monday-Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 11:30am-8pm and Sunday 11:30am-7pm.

604 NH Route 10, Marlow

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Marlow Historical Society Spring/Summer 2019 Newsletter Posted

Read about the Personal War Sketches book, Time Travel with Charlie, Marlow's Bride's Album Quilt, the old Perkins Store, and Remembering Virgil Huntley.  Click here to read more...

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

Friendly Meals at Odd Fellows Hall 11:30am
Monthly on the first Tuesday of the month

Friendly Meals is a time for seniors to get together the first Tuesday of the month to enjoy a meal and conversation. Held at the Odd Fellows Hall with coffee at 11:30 and dinner at 12pm. Friendly Meals is open to anyone 60 or over. It is a program of Home Health Care. A donation of $3 is welcomed. Call Sharon at 446-7064 the Friday before for reservations.

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Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust
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