Annual Marlow Church Auction
Saturday, July 26 - 10:00am
drinks available. Under tent - Auctioneer, Bruce Amidon
If you have
gently used items to donate contact Bucky White
Marlow Community Alliance Garden Tea Party Fundraiser at the Baril's
Sunday, August 3, 1pm - 4pm
Enjoy a cup of tea and finger sandwiches amongst the Baril's beautiful gardens. 1052 Rt. 10 in Marlow. Rain date August 10. Donations accepted. All proceeds go to MCA's efforts to bring a general store and gas station back to Marlow.
July 15, 2014
With heartfelt thanks from the Marlow Historical Society and the Odd Fellows
Somebody once said that feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like
wrapping a present and not giving it. Keeping that in mind, the Marlow
Historical Society and the Marlow Odd Fellows Forest Lodge want to
express their gratitude to the over 150 individuals, businesses and
organizations who played a part in the success of our July 6 Silent
Auction. Click here to see the the list of supporters...
June 12, 2014
Marlow Children's Enrichment Trust
For our children....please remember this trust
when you are making donations, or if you want to honor a student, teacher, or a
graduating class of Marlow school (or any student, teacher, graduating class or
friend), or if want a local group to receive donations 'in lieu of flowers'
after a loved one has passed. Thank you.
May 4, 2014
Marlow Art Colony Gatherings at Murray Hall
Mondays at 9:00am
With the warmer weather, the Marlow Art Colony is once again meeting at Murray Hall, Mondays at 9:00am. All are welcome to join to paint, draw, learn and connect with local artists.
April 2, 2014
Status Update from the Marlow Community Alliance
The Marlow Community Alliance Board of Directors
is currently researching several potential properties in downtown
Marlow. We are also actively fundraising, both with grant opportunities
and with local events. Our original timeline predicted that in the first
year the Board would be developed, corporate and non-profit status would
be completed and planning grants would be written - and hopefully
funded. We are still within our first year activities and feeling
positive that, thus far, our timeline continues to be accurate.
check the events tab of our Facebook page for upcoming fundraisers -
our Fundraising Committee has many exciting events planned in the coming
year, both to raise money for this project and to also bring the community
together to support our mission:To provide goods, services and
the opportunity for our community to expand by supporting educational,
economic, workforce, and community development in Marlow and surrounding
towns, while maintaining the rural and historical character of our
To retain and promote citizenship and encourage investment in our shared communities.
stop by the library to purchase a ‘got gas?’ long sleeve t-shirt for
to help with start-up costs (insurance, filing fees, etc). If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
email@example.com. We look forward to working with all of you
for the success of our community!
Marlow Community Alliance Board of Directors
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This town, a largely undisturbed agricultural community on the
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.