The BHS Directors meet once a month. The next meeting will be
Jan 18; 5 p.m. at The School Community Room.
Calamities, Places & Pictures, People Stories, Things You Never Knew About
Bartlett, 1952 Aerial Photo Tour & More.
Go To The 2nd Front Page
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
New Content You Might Enjoy:
October 14, 2016: Book Sale
May 28, 2016: Updated our listing of cemeteries
And added pictures of
the snowroller plaque donated by Phil & Sue Franklin.
That is here.
March 2nd: A 1949 photo labeled "5 Generations of Abbott, Chadbourne
and Sanborn". It's hidden away,
March 1: Our Curator, Kathy Howard, has updated our cemetery
records. Find who is buried where. More than 1100 names and
you must know at least one. Burials
Listed By Name or Location (half way down the page)
Feb 26: Peruse our newly revived
for January. Members receive it in
Feb 16: Added 4 photos of Stanton Slopes with Sanford & Gertie
June 23: Peruse our April
featuring a history of the Peg Mill. Members received it in
their mail-boxes. Our July Issue will be sent to members in
early July. It features historic hotels and lodging places in
Sep 7: Ever wonder how the Cook's
Crossing area got it's name.
Norm Head will fill you in on
2015: Snow Roller Project:
You may have seen the snowroller in the Park in the Upper Village.
Here is the story of how it got there.
The Page is HERE
renovation of the Bartlett Village Catholic Church is the Historic
Societies most ambitious project to date.
We will need YOUR help if this is going to happen.
GO TO OUR NEW SECTION TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP.
BARTLETT — The Bartlett Historical Society
One Year Sponsorship Programs
Half-Page Ad in our Quarterly Newsletter (4 a year sent to 150 Members).
Public Announcement of Sponsors at each Program (4 or 5 a year).
One Sponsor Premier to one of the Programs; Signage and Collateral Presented.
Member Certificate. 300x300 px block on first page of website and .
Quarter-Page Ad in our Quarterly Newsletter (4 a year sent to 150 members).
One Public Announcement at each Program (4 or 5 a year).
Member Certificate. 300x300 px block on first page of website and
2 x 3 Inch Ad in our Quarterly Newsletter (4 a year sent to 150 members).
Member Certificate. 300x300 px block on first page of website.
See any Director for more Information. Or
contact us here:
HELP THE SOCIETY AND HELP YOURSELF
AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR
PROJECT TO CONVERT THE BARTLETT VILLAGE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO
OUR HOME AND MUSEUM.
Bartlett Historical Society (BHS) Board of Directors is
conducting a major project to renovate the former St. Joseph
Church building in Bartlett Village. The building will be
renovated and transformed into the “Bartlett Historical
Society Museum” and opened to the public. We are very
excited about this project and would like to tell you more
PLEASE CONTINUE READING THIS LETTER FROM NORMAN HEAD AND
PHIL FRANKLIN AT THIS LINK.
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
borrow a phrase from another web-site, "You don't have to know what you are
looking for; Just start looking". CHECK OUT OUR COMPREHENSIVE INDEX;
YOU'RE SURE TO FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING: Just click on the file
cabinet, it opens in a new window.
Your Business Logo or other information
could be here.
Become a Corporate Sponsor.
This website received 6500 different visitors during 2016. About half were
from ME, NH, VT and MA.
Click on the link in the red box above to get more details.
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.
It's October 1948 and a steam train rumbles by Sky Valley Motor Court
heading to Portland Maine.
Relatively New Content and Activities
The Historic Society Newsletter
Members can expect their copy sent by either US Mail or E-mail (your
choice). If you didn't get one
there may still be a few in the entryway of the Bartlett Village Post Office.
Past editions in PDF format can be viewed here.
If you are not a member, now is the time to Join. We really need your
support! Here is a short form you can fill out
and mail to us with your check.
Bartlett Historical Society Museum Project
The Renovation and Transformation of the Former
St. Joseph Church into our new headquarters and museum
Read more about our
Bartlett Historical Society presents “Saving Graves” by
January 18, 2017, the Bartlett Historical Society (BHS) is continuing its
series of quarterly presentations on topics of local and regional historic
interest. On that evening, BHS will be sponsoring a presentation,
“Saving Graves”, by Jessica Davis, a Bartlett resident and expert on the
preservation and restoration of gravestones and graveyards. Jess,
local teacher and cemetery conservator, will give a presentation about the
value of early graveyards and the importance of preserving them. She will
discuss the projects she conducts involving students, including her latest
in Bartlett's Stillings Cemetery. Jess will also give practical tips for
caring for family monuments and answer cemetery related questions from the
interested in preserving cemeteries over thirteen years ago. She
educated herself through state-sponsored workshops and local apprenticeships
in her native Indiana. Like most teachers, she felt the urge to share
her passion and designed interdisciplinary units for her middle school
students that included genealogical research, local history, geometry,
science, literature and art. When she moved to New Hampshire in 2009,
she continued to repair gravestones and led groups of White Mountain Waldorf
School students to restore cemeteries in Effingham and Conway. She
conducts hands-on workshops in Maine and NH when she’s not
art at the John Fuller School. In May 2016, Jessica led a group of
local volunteers in a cleaning and grave stone repair project at the Glen
Historical Society presentations are free and open to all BHS members and
the public alike. Please join us for this informative and educational
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Josiah Bartlett Elementary School, Community
Cost: Admission is free, however, donations to the Bartlett Historical
Society are gratefully accepted at the door