Marlow History in the News
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 in The Keene Sentinel
By Tracy W. Messer, Marlow Historical Society
Over the years, historian David Proper wrote about the remarkable life of Calista (Huntley) Piccioli (1841-1929), the “celebrated concert artist and operatic diva” who was born in Marlow. As 2016 marks the 175th anniversary of her birth, the time had come to solve a forgotten mystery: Where, precisely, was Madame Piccioli born? Read more...
Also on August 16, 2016 The Keene Sentinel republished the following column, about Calista Piccioli that was written by David R. Proper and published in The Sentinel in 2007 as one Proper’s regular pieces about the history of the Monadnock region.
Born in Marlow, a talented prima donna's tale
Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
by David R. Proper
Among the celebrities born in the Monadnock Region, Marlow’s celebrated concert artist and operatic diva, Calista (Huntley) Piccioli is recognized as one of the most talented prima donnas of the last century. Calista Maria Huntley was born in Marlow on April 11, 1841, daughter of Russell and Amy Huntley...read more...
Remembering the great Marlow-Stoddard forest fire, seventy five years after it scorched four towns over four days
Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 in The Keene Sentinel
by Meghan Foley Sentinel Staff
Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 in The Keene Sentinel
by Meghan Foley Sentinel Staff
MARLOW - It was once a grand hall owned by the local grange, whose members hosted dinners, dances and meetings there. Before that, it was a church where Methodists - then Universalists - gathered. Starting in the 1980s, it housed a storage area and workshop for a computer business that has since become a Fortune 1,000 company....read more...
Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
MARLOW - At the heart of Marlow village, in front of historic Jones Hall, stands a unique hand-sculpted granite World War I monument. In her will of Feb. 14, 1927, Agnes Grant Phelps left $1,900 to the town of Marlow for the creation of a soldiers monument....read more...
MARLOW The town of Marlow underwent a pronounced population shift in the 1830s and ’40s as hillside farms were sold and the young sought employment at the mills along the Ashuelot River. This prompted the Methodists to relocate their building, the First Methodist Church, which had stood on Marlow Hill since 1827, to its present site down in the village. The decision was so controversial that, in 1849, the remaining members on the hill put up one of their own - the Second Methodist Church. This was the first iteration of the building residents now call “Murray Hall.”...read more...
Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in The Keene Sentinel
by Maria Baril and Mary Blank, Marlow Historical Society
The Tinshop Pond fence in Marlow has a long history in town. The Marlow Historical Society aims to launch a restoration project this spring.
MARLOW - Modest and content in its supporting role at the foot of the acclaimed historic buildings, Marlow’s Tinshop Pond fence is often overlooked and taken for granted. Yet it is certainly an integral component of the much-photographed Marlow landscape....read more...
Posted: January 10, 1984 in The Boston Phoenix
by Neal Clark
In this high-tech age of computers, telecommunicators, and sophisticated monitoring devices, manned fire towers are supposedly obsolete and are going the way of most lighthouses. They're being displaced by more modern (and impersonal) detection systems. Forty years ago, New Hampshire, for example had some 30 state-maintained fire lookouts....read more...