Presidents Letter - December 2006
What does the town of
Bartlett have to do with
the popular TV series
The West Wing?
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.............????,,,,,,,,,America. In the series, Bartlet was
born and raised in New Hampshire,
and is a direct descendant of the
real-life Josiah Bartlett (although none
of the known descendants of Dr.
Josiah Bartlett spelled Bartlett with one
"t"). Like his ancestor, Jed was
Governor of New Hampshire for two
In real life, Sheen visited the town
of Bartlett, and the Josiah Bartlett
Elementary School, to campaign for
Democrat Howard Dean in the weeks
before New Hampshire's Presidential
primary (2004). School librarian Jean
Garland, who arranged a photograph
in which the actor is holding a picture
of the real Josiah Bartlett, said the
show has actually helped preserve
Bartlett's legacy. "Anything that can
bring his name up and make people
aware of Josiah Bartlett is great," she
As 'West Wing' folds, NH will miss its
fictional native son
Manchester Union Leader
January 24, 2006
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Our sympathy goes out to the family of Willard Tinker Ainsworth. Both Tinker and Stubby Ainsworth had been invited to round out the panel of Bartlett Village Brothers.The oral history program was created and hosted by BHS members, Ruth Ward Abbott , Marcia Clemons Dolley and Kathi McGraw. It is an ongoing and ambitious project, with the hope of conducting as many oral histories as there are willing participants. The plans are for several more Bartlett Village sessions, and then to move the program on to the villages of Bartlett Center (aka Glen area) and Lower Bartlett (aka Intervale area). We are seeking volunteers for this program, either as organizers or series participants. Anyone interested in working with this program is urged to contact Ruth at (603) 447-6887, Marcia at (603) 367-9278 or Kathi at (603) 383-6115.
>The Bartlett Village project is two part. The second part is to map the village using the 1896 birds-eye-view map, the 1900 census, as well as those individuals who have personal or family information of the early homes. This, also,is an ambitious project. We hope not only to record the families in each home on the 1896 map, but to work forward and backward, recording the occupants of each home through the years, and then to collect copies of photographs and memorabilia of as many of the homes as is possible.
A reminder that the historical society will pay for copying costs of historical documentation.The Society gratefully welcomes to its collection of artifacts an exceptionally generous gift from George Howard of Bartlett, a bound 1892 Hurd volume of Town City Atlas of the State of New Hampshire. Additionally, we have just received notice that we have been awarded a grant in the amount of $1400 from the Henney Historical Trust Committee to purchase a fire-proof file for the safekeeping of historical artifacts and documents.
These ongoing projects and events are just the beginning of a number of other history-related plans being considered for the upcoming year. It is truly an exciting time at BHS. Please join us for more details on these and other programs at our annual meeting on Wednesday, January 17th at6:30pm at the Society office, at Linderhof. Dessert and coffee will be served
A reminder -- if you have not already done so, it is time to renew your BHS membership. As you do so, we encourage you to consider becoming involved with one or more of these programs or committees and, to make note of your interest on the membership form. You may submit your membership contribution by check and mail it to the Bartlett Historical Society Treasurer, PO Box 514, Bartlett, NH 03812; or, by credit card at our website, click on Join and proceed from there with the Paypal program.
Leslie Mallett, President
Bartlett Historical Society
December 22, 2006
Anne Chace wins theThe Society commissioned member Greta George to create a quilt to
“Days before Yesterday” Quilt
Bert and Greta george congratulate the quilt winner
be used as a fundraiser for 2007. It features thirty-five squares of
antique postcard photo scenes from the villages of Bartlett. The
queen-size quilt has yellow squares with borders of green and
beige. The squares contain such landmarks as Harmony Acres, Cave
Mountain, The Howard, Sawyer’s Rock, Hart’s Ledge, Storyland, the
Bartlett Village and Glen railroad stations and many more scenes.
The drawing for the quilt, which Greta calls “Days before Yesterday,”
was held by the Society on November 24 at the Josiah Bartlett
Elementary School craft fair. The proceeds of this raffle assisted
funding of the many projects and activities scheduled for 2007.
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Bartlett Historical Society Museum Project
The Renovation and Transformation of the Former
St. Joseph Church into our new headquarters and museum....
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