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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, 


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October 14, 2016:  Book Sale

May 28, 2016:  Updated our listing of cemeteries Here   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, here.

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 Quarterly Newsletter for January.  Members receive it in their mail-boxes. 

Feb 16:  Added 4 photos of Stanton Slopes with Sanford & Gertie Trecarten:  Here

June 23:  Peruse our April Quarterly Newsletter 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 Bartlett.

Sep 7:  Ever wonder how the Cook's Crossing area got it's name.  Norm Head will fill you in on the details. 
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
2015:   Snow Roller Project:     


The Jackson Historical Society will be holding its 14th White Mountain Art Sale on Friday October 14 through Sunday October 16. There will be more than 100 works for sale including paintings by Benjamin Champney, Frank Shapleigh, Samuel Lancaster Gerry, Edward Hill and many others.
As part of this event, the Jackson Historical Society has graciously donated space to the Bartlett Historical Society for
a book sale of a number of volumes related to White Mountain/New England subjects. This book sale will be held on Friday night October 14 only at a reception from 5 to 8 pm.This reception is free and open to the public.

A list of the books to be offered for sale is provided here.

  Please join us for an evening of art and history at the historic Town Hall in Jackson, Friday October 14 from 5 to 8 pm.      
St Josephs Catholic Church
The 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.
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 and on the Jackson Historical Society website (


The 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 about it......


Bartlett Village NH 1950

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 scenes Here.
1950 aerial photo Sky Valley Bartlett, NH
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 HERE 

Mary Bartlett was the wife of Josiah,, Read all about her here

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Cannell's Socony Gas in Glen NH
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
Bartlett Headlines;
No One Covers The Bartlett News
Better Than The Bartlett Express.
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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.
1948 Steam Train Bartlett, NH
 It's October 1948 and a steam train rumbles by Sky Valley Motor Court heading to Portland Maine.
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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 exciting project  Read More Here
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