The BHS Directors meet once a month. The next meeting will be
Feb 11, 6 pm at Josiah Bartlett School Community Room.
2012 & 13 Upcoming Events
VIEW A LISTING OF ALL THE PRESENTATIONS THAT ARE PLANNED FOR THE
EVENTS CLICK HERE
The oldest remaining house in Bartlett
Village was built in 1820.
Find where it is and who built it at this
article submitted to us by Ruth Ward Abbott,
Article and Pictures
2014: Snow Roller Project:
The Historic Society has come upon a snow roller used in Bartlett 100
years ago. Read about how we obtained it and what we are going to
do with it.
The Page is HERE
Harry Rogers in the hayfield near Sky Valley, Summer 1948. Mt
Kearsarge in distance.
Photo courtesy Alan Eliason
Main Street Bartlett Village looking East. Early 1950's.
Today's Post Office is about at the tree on the right side of picture.
The caption says "Looking South", but that's a common mistake made even
now. We are actually looking EAST. See more Village Street
1950 aerial photo showing Sky Valley Motor
Court in center, Saco River and Catholic Cemetery at far right side.
Notice, very few trees. Click it
for large size.
The town of Bartlett is named for Josiah Bartlett.
Dr. Josiah Bartlett of Kingston, the first chief executive to bear the name governor, a representative to the Continental Congress, and one of three signers of the Declaration of Independence from New Hampshire. Dr. Bartlett was second to sign the Declaration, placing his signature along with the well-known signature of John Hancock. About the time of his signature his home was burned to the ground by British loyalists.
Read Dr Bartlett's Biography
Mary Bartlett was the wife of Josiah,, Read all about her here
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Look for Bartlett Historical Society on
Cannell's Socony Gas and Store when it was in Glen,
near present day Jericho Rd. The main highway was behind the present
day Cider House in those days.
Bits n Pieces
No One Covers The Bartlett News
Better Than The Bartlett Express
Click below for the first edition
Some folks have said they just want to see our old pictures. We put
together a bunch of them you might enjoy. Each picture is linked to
its source page. Start Here.
October 1948 and a steam train rumbles by Sky Valley Motor Court
heading to Portland Maine
1952 aerial photos
of Bartlett Village in high resolution black & white. Like Google
Earth 61 years ago!
Opal Eastman Letter to the Editor reminding folks of the real
names of places in Bartlett: Written, perhaps, 1967.
VIEW PDF HERE
a listing of all our books,
objects and archives as well as a listing of 5000 names of past Bartlett
People. Also cemetery listings by name. Take a look at this link.
I acquired an 1883 Newspaper Article
by A.A. Smith in
the Kennebec Reporter in Gardiner Maine. It describes the life of
in delightful detail and how she went from Aristocrat to
Pauper in pursuit of her ideals.
It's at this page
Ted Houghton sent us these 1963 and 1964 photos of the Saunders Mansion in
TAKE A LOOK
Ted grew up at the Holiday Inn in Intervale and has sent us some history of
the property and his experiences of "Growing up at a Country Inn"
Check it out HERE
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