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Annual Odd Fellows
Penny Social & Potluck Dinner
Saturday February 25, 2017
Potluck dinner at 5:30 pm
Drawing begins at 7:00 pm
Odd Fellows Hall
A night full of good food and fun for everyone!
Please bring a gently use item(s) in working condition prior to or the night of the event
Contact Lyle Handy at 446-3365 with any questions
Just in time for the holiday season, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Marlow Library to purchase one. Click here to read more...
This issue of the Marlow Historical Society Newsletter includes stories about Roddy Andrews, Marlow's police chief from the 1930s - 1960s, the Sand Pond Gun Shop, Marlow's Dillant connection, updates on the Murray Hall restoration project, and other interesting facts.
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.
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.
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.
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The Marlow Historical Society has owned Murray Hall, on Forest Road in Marlow NH, since 2002. Through the decades the building has been a Methodist Church, a Universalist Church, the Excelsior Grange, and finally a workshop and a storage facility for PC Connection. In 2002, Gallup & Hall conveyed the land and building to the Society, which immediately set upon its restoration. Click here to read about restoration progress and how you can help.
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.