The BHS Directors meet once a month. The next meeting will be
Jan 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.
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
Mark your calendar for
FEVER on Sunday January 24, 2016
Look at the
The Historic Society has come upon a snow roller used in Bartlett 100
years ago. Read about how we obtained it and what we did with it.
The Page is HERE
2014-15: Snow Roller Project:
Save the Catholic Church
Your Historic Society Board is working on that question.
They have obtained a lease from the Bartlett School to occupy the
building. But, it needs substantial effort and financial
commitment to get us moved in.
It won't happen without your financial help.
You will be hearing more about this during the next few months and we
hope everyone can help in some way..
We received this link from Richard Marsh.
has created a website called
IMAGES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORY
We think you will enjoy his extensive photograph selection. Some
of which I have never seen anywhere else. Give it a click...the
link opens in a new window.
ELWOOD DINSMORE ; 1899 to 1984: Lived his life in Upper Bartlett
Village and operated gas station, garage and towing business. His
Sunoco stationn was across the street from today's Bart's Deli.
The building he lived in is still there as is the smaller building his
wife Ruth operated as a restaurant.
CLICK HERE, OR THE PICTURE, FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MR. DINSMORE.
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
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ELVA STILLINGS ?
The Elva Stillings house is at the
end of Allen Road...about a mile or two beyond where it changes
to a rough and tumble dirt road, not for the faint of heart.
The Town took the property for back-taxes about 1987. The
house now appears ready to cave-in eventually.
When I visited the site I started wondering who had lived there,
what they did and how they fit into the historical picture.
I went on the assumption that they may have been related to
another prominent Bartlett resident, Peter Stillings, who lived
in the Upper Village about 200 years before Elva, in 1796. I
could not confirm any relationship but I'm happy to share what I
did discover about the Stillings Family.
Maybe someone else knows more about this. I'd love to hear
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 is Returning.
We have resurrected the Newsletter which has not been published for a couple
Members can expect their copy during January 2016.
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.