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Annual Art in the Woods
Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 1-5 pm
Rock's Cottage on 714 ROUTE 10
(yellow cottage by the big pond) in Marlow
All are invited. Looking for vendors and artists. Help setting up is welcome. Potluck at 5. Call Susan Rock at 446-7532.
There will be many local artists and craftspeople exhibiting. We expect that mid-afternoon will feature several live performances for your amusement and pleasure. (No rain date.)
This issue of the Marlow Historical Society Newsletter focuses on the history and the people of Marlow's special Sand Pond community. We hope that you enjoy the articles and are inspired to revisit or visit for the first time, this wonderful, unspoiled place that has delighted generations from all over New England, and the world.
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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.
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...
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.