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Announcements and Events
August 14, 2017


Notice is hereby given that the Marlow Historical Society will hold their annual election for the Board of Directors at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th. The Board of Directors includes a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer with one year terms and three Directors with staggered one year, two year and three year terms.

Individuals interested in running for office may either attend the meeting on September 19th or contact Maria Baril, Board President. The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and will be held in Murray Hall. Nominations will be accepted from the floor.

With the restoration of Murray Hall nearing its completion, the Board is looking forward to creating interesting displays that depict former times in Marlow. We welcome new members and encourage residents to file for the above offices.

Patricia A. Little


Odd Fellows Third Sunday Breakfast Buffet

Sunday, August 20
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 * Corned Beef Hash
Fruit * Juice * Coffee (decaf & regular)

Cruise Night at Aaron's Specialty

Saturday, August 26th 2-7pm

Bring your cool car and chill out with an ice cream. Enjoy the ride.

604 NH Route 10
Marlow, New Hampshire, NH 03456

Additional Cruise Night Date

Saturday, September 16th 2-7pm

We promise you will have a good time! Enjoy a scenic ride to 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. 

The Spring/Summer 2017 Marlow Historical Society Newsletter Posted

This issue of the Marlow Historical Society Newsletter includes stories about Francis Wetherbee, Marlow's first and youngest Civil War casualty, and the history of the Marlow Ground Observer Corps during World War II.


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


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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Marlow Children’s Enrichment Trust
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