New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

Programs, 2011

 

Annual Meeting, Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Barrett Carriage Barn

Ken Turino of Historic New England in Boston will tell us about William Sumner Appleton and the founding of the Historic Preservation Movement. Appleton founded the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities in 1910--an organization of great importance to New Ipswich because of its ownership of the Barrett House.

 

Barrett House
Barrett House, Main Street

Appleton and SPNEA (now Historic New England) went on to acquire thirty-six historic properties, including Barrett, all of which HNE manages to fulfill its mission of preserving and presenting New England's heritage.

As always, a brief business meeting will precede the speaker and light refreshments will follow.

This program is made possible through the generosity of the Stearns Burton Lecture Fund and is free to all who attend.

 

Fall Program: New Ipswich Stories, September 22 at 7 p.m.

New Ipswich Academy

 

School House

A story-telling program, organized by Betsy Thoms, a member of our board, and a retired Appleton School teacher,  will highlight our town's early history through stories. Join us for an evening of dramatic readings depicting events of the pre-Revolutionary era.

This event promises to appeal to all ages.

We are looking for volunteers who might want to join Betsy and her committee in this effort and we invite you to contact her at 878-2916 if you are interested in participating.

 

Jul 13, 2011


 OFFICERS

 

President, John Rosenfelder

Vice President, Daniel Ziarnik-Case

Treasurer, Patricia Lage

Secretary, Margaret Lee

 


2016 President's Letter

 


UPCOMING PROGRAM

 2018 Fall Program, Car Talk


IMPORTANT EVENTS

Historic District Marker Unveiled

 

A new bronze marker for the Central Village Historic District was unveiled on Saturday, December 9, 2017 by members of the Historical Society.  The marker was obtained from a grant from Historic New England, a donation from the  New Ipswich Historical Society, as well as, an anonymous donor.  We would like to thank those who funded this project, as well as, the New Ipswich Selectman for approving the location of the marker on the town owned property at the corner of Turnpike Road and Main Street.  Also, a special thank you to the New Ipswich DPW for installing the marker.

 


Annual Meeting

 

The NIHS Annual Meeting was held on  Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Historical Society. 

 

Mark Haines of Ashby MA, gave a talk about New England barns. 

His topics included: construction, dating, disassembling, rebuilding, re-purposing, and restoration of old barns.

 


 2018 NIHS Hours

 

Summer and Fall of 2018 hours :

June 2, 9, 23: 1pm-3pm

July 14, 28: 1pm-3pm

August 11, 25: 1pm-3pm

September 8, 22: 1pm-3pm

October 13: 1pm-3pm

 

 


Whatever happened to?

Ellen Barr, a girl from New Ipswich!


 

Contact US

For more information about membership, programs, or research inquiries, please contact us at info@newipswichhistoricalsociety.org

You can also find us on FaceBook !