New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

The Greatest Generation

Beginning in 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, New Ipswich—along with the rest of the nation, began to mobilize for war. Dozens of young men, as well as a few women, enlisted in the military and went off to fight. Many returned, but some did not—and we are all forever in their debt.

Town historian Hazel Balch Moore preserved the memory of these heroic men and women in a photo album, which she created for the New Ipswich Historical Society. In this album, 121 photographs capture their faces, forever youthful, never to be forgotten. 

 

The Historical Society’s “Greatest Generation” project aims to capture and preserve public memories of these young heroes. We are planning an exhibition of the photographs from the album, as well as a public lecture about the town’s experience with war. If you have memories you would like to share, please contact us, using the form at the right side of this page. We hope you will help us keep this “Greatest Generation” alive through our collective memories.

Here is a list of names of all of those pictured in the photo album. Use your back key to return to this page.

 


 OFFICERS

 

President, John Rosenfelder

Vice President, Daniel Ziarnik-Case

Treasurer, Patricia Lage

Secretary, Margaret Lee

 


2018 Fall President's Letter

 


UPCOMING PROGRAM

2020 Winter Program, Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement

The Public is invited to a presentation entitled "Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement on January 28,2020  beginning at 6:30pm at the New Ipswich Library, 6 Main St. For more information see Winter Program 2020, Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement.

 

 


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 22, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Barrett House Carriage Barn.  Prior to the Annual Meeting the Public was invited to a photography exhibit entitled "THROUGH THE LENS OF TIME; PEOPLE AND PLACES OF NEW IPSWICH between 6;00-7:00 pm.

 


2020 NIHS Hours

 

Summer and Fall of 2020 hours

Second and Fourth Saturdays

June 6th thru Oct 11th

1pm-3pm

Our opening days coincide with the Barrett House Opening so that you can visit both if you so choose.

 


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. or call John Rosenfelder at 603.878.3487.

You can also find us on FaceBook !