Odd Fellows Third Sunday Breakfast Buffet
8:00 - 11:00am
5 Church Street
Only $7 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 Program
Satruday, September 27 - 7:00 pm
Methodist Chapel in Marlow
Mill Hollow and the History of Mills in Alstead
There will be a program at the Methodist Chapel on Forest
Road sponsored by the Marlow Historical Society. Margaret
Perry of Alstead will be presenting her research on Mill Hollow on Rte
123, and on the history of mills in Alstead.
We invite you to come and
enjoy this presentation, and to bring a dessert to share for our dessert
buffet; we will provide the beverages.
This meeting is FREE and open to
all!Chase's Mill, East Alstead
The Keene Sentinel interviewed Marlow Community Alliance board members recently about their ongoing efforts to bring a store and gas station back to Marlow. You can read the complete article here....
Marlow community group aims to build gas station, general store
MARLOW - If you run out of gas on Route 10 in this small town, you’d
better hope you find a friendly neighbor’s door to knock on.
And don’t worry, you wouldn’t be the first one.
a gas station in town closed three years ago, Marlow residents and
people passing through have no choice but to drive 16 miles in one
direction to fill up. Likewise, the closest store to get a last-minute
gallon of milk is about 15 minutes away.
But members of a new community group hope to change that within the next two years....read more
Thank you to everyone who attended our Garden Tea Party at the Baril's on August 3, and gave donations to support our efforts efforts to bring a
general store and gas station back to Marlow. It was a great success!
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with all of you
for the success of our community!
Marlow Community Alliance Board of Directors
Click on the picture below to see a larger image...
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.