The BHS Directors meet once a month. The next meeting will be
July 20, 6 p.m. at School Community Room. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Calamities, Places & Pictures, People Stories, Things You Never Knew About
Bartlett, 1952 Aerial Photo Tour & More.
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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:
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
Here's a hint: You don't need to know what you are looking
for; Just start with the INDEX;
sure to find something you want.
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. Watch this
space for a link, to HOW YOU CAN HELP, coming soon.
We Want Your Antique Books
BARTLETT — The Bartlett Historical Society wants your antique books.
According to Norman Head, president of the society, "Over the past few months, I have been discussing an exciting idea with Warren Schomaker (of the Jackson Historical Society) that would allow the Bartlett Historical Society to begin a new focus on the written history of the White Mountains, specifically as captured in older and antique books on the region.
"Warren has been very encouraging in this venture," Head continued, "and has invited us to join in the Oct. 14 White Mountain Art Sale event, where we plan to offer selected books for sale.
The tales of the area are captured in many different books, he said. "We feel that by collecting these books, we are preserving the record of the past and also providing future generations the chance to read about this rich history."
The Bartlett Historical Society has already collected many books, some dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s and other older but more recent editions from the 1960s to 1980s, on White Mountain historical topics but is seeking many more.
Head said the reasons for the collection are:
1. They are starting a library that will eventually be housed and available in our Bartlett Historical Society Museum.
2. They are willing to sell some of these books to raise funds for the renovation of the St. Joseph Church building in Bartlett Village, the future home of their museum
3. They would like to offer people the opportunity to read about the history of this region of New England that they visit and/or call home.
We ask that you look in your attics or in your bookcases for any older or antique books on our region that you would be willing to either: donate to the Bartlett Historical Society (some of which we may retain for our library and others we may sell) or provide for consignment sale to the Bartlett Historical Society in the Oct. 14 event (sale price will be fixed, plus a 20 percent commission for BHS).
Topics they are interested (but not limited to) include historical accounts and chronologies, hiking and guide books, travel logs, and biographies autobiographies, all related to White Mountain topics.
Those with books to sell or donate should contact Head at (603) 986-6278 or call Phil Franklin, secretary of the Bartlett Historical Society at (603) 374-5023 or (860) 638-7966.
The deadline is Sept. 16 to allow time to catalog books for
the art sale event. Books for sale or consignment will be
put on the website BartlettHistory.org and on the Jackson
Historical Society website (JacksonHistory.org).
More things you will want to
know about our fund raising efforts.
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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This website received 6800 different visitors during 2015. About half were
from ME, NH, VT and MA.
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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.
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