12 Church Street
Marlow, NH 03456



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Jones Hall was built between 1792 and 1800, perched atop Marlow Hill in the original Town Center. It was known as The Christian Church and also The Meetinghouse at Marlow and was thought to be a near duplicate of the famous Rockingham Meeting House in Rockingham, Vermont. In 1845 it was moved to its present site, and underwent some alterations. The Greek Revival architectural touches were probably made at this time. The box pews were removed, a second floor was added at the gallery level and the stair location was changed. In 1890 the building was sold to the Jones family who once again altered the space to accommodate a more secular use. The gallery was enlarged, the stage area was improved and a heating system was added. The spire was also removed. The building was now a more cultural rather than religious center for the Town. In 1897 the Jones family donated the building to the Town of Marlow. It remains today as a gathering center with the Town Library in the lower level and the upper level available for community events.

Announcements and Events 

The MARLOW WITCHES AND WIZARDS KAYAK REGATTA will take place on October 12th (rain date Oct. 13), 2019 at NOON on Village Pond in downtown Marlow.

This fundraiser for the Jones Hall renovation was inspired by a picture seen online of the Portland Oregon Witches Paddleboard Regatta for charity, which itself was inspired by a previous similar paddle in California. As far as we know, this is the only one on the east coast.

This is a VERY VISUAL event, guaranteed to charm everyone watching as the witches first drift into sight!

There will also be a 'children's costume promenade' (come dressed up and join in) following the regatta, a pie sale, a Firemen's cookout, Halloween quilt raffle, games and more.

Contact Jeannie Merwin (446-7751) for more information or if you would like to be in the regatta. Participants must be over the age of 18 and dressed as a Witch or Wizard. You can pick up a registration form at the Marlow Library, Marlow Town Office or through the Facebook event on the Friends of Jones Hall or I Like Marlow pages. You can also download the form below.

Please bring your own kayak or canoe if you have one or indicate on your registration form if you need to borrow one (limited number). Please arrive by 11am as launch is EXACTLY AT NOON. We will kayak/canoe until approximately 1pm


Coming from Keene, 1st dirt driveway on the right after downtown Marlow bridge and pond. A for sale sign at the driveway and there will be a witch sign there as well.

Either park head-in at the Witches Parking signs and walk kayak down the driveway or back in to unload then park. There will be someone to help you unload the kayak at the launching site and will assist witches to get launched into Village Pond.

W&W Registration Form 2019.pdf W&W Registration Form 2019.pdf
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