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Bartlett 'most boring town'? Locals beg to differ

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February 2023 FOCUS

We are pleased to present our 2022 Annual Report of the Bartlett Historical Society.  

We invite you to read it here

Your website editor has been updating our extensive index.  You might find your own name, someone or something you wanted to know about:  

          Check it out here

 Your Winter 2023 Newsletter is now available on-line.  It Includes a listing of our 2023 public presentations, Article about the Bartlett Land and Lumber Company and an update on your museum progress. 


To find older newsletters, click the letter image below. 

       New Content:

Our Railroad Historian, Scotty Mallett, was curious about stone arch bridges on the Mountain Division.  He found some information and shared it                          HERE.  

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Your Directors meet once a month and anyone with an interest is welcome to attend.  


 Meetings are held at the Basement Meeting Room at the Village Congregational Church.   

We normally post the date and time here, but if not, call Phil Franklin at 603 374 5023.

The News of Days Gone By At Bartlett, N.H.
No One Covers the Bartlett News Better Than The Bartlett Express:   Click box>>

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Here is a slide show of 15 images that show our recent work in progress on your museum. We thank ALL our donors for making this work possible. 
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1 Site work for ADA Ramp
1 Site work for ADA Ramp

1 Site work for the new ADA mobility ramp that is being installed plus a sidewalk to connect to the adjacent parking lot

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2 Coleman Concrete
2 Coleman Concrete

2 Coleman Concrete truck on site to pour the concrete. Coleman Concrete donated the concrete for the ramp slab

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15 Manchester Union 01_20_1903
15 Manchester Union 01_20_1903

15 Closeup of one copy of the Manchester Union dated January 20, 1903 found under the clapboards; Here’s a mystery – How did a 1903 newspaper get under clapboards that were supposed to be installed in 1890?

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1 Site work for ADA Ramp
1 Site work for ADA Ramp

1 Site work for the new ADA mobility ramp that is being installed plus a sidewalk to connect to the adjacent parking lot

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The Bartlett History Museum. 
It's been a remarkable journey, the community support has been fabulous and
we want to share our progress with everyone. To that end we have created an updated section of new information, pictures and a current budget showing how we have spent your donations thus far and how much more we need to get the doors open.

For the Museum Project Information,                                 Click Here  

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We have made your gifting a little easier; We can now securely process your donation to your credit card directly from this website...               ...easy...

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 New Bartlett History Book In The Works


Toward the end of 2021, a representative from Arcadia Publishing contacted Phil Franklin about the possibility of writing a book on Bartlett’s history. Arcadia Publishing is known for their “Images of America” series of books containing numerous photographs each with a caption describing the scene. 

Phil is looking for your help with this project. Phil is in search of old original photographs that reflect the history of Bartlett, Hart’s Location and Livermore. The publisher has very specific rules about the type and quality of the photographs. For example, they cannot be copied off the Internet, or out of books and newspapers, or photographs of photographs.  They need to depict scenes that are more than 30 years old. The publisher also limits the use of postcards, illustrations and maps. Phil can explain the rules in more detail if you contact him.

Phil is looking for scenes of buildings, inns and hotels, or landmarks; he’s especially interested in scenes showing what people did in our past (e.g., working on the railroad or in one of the local mills, people recreating, people in family settings and children playing – people doing what they did in years past to work and play). 

Several people have already loaned Phil historic photographs but his search continues. If you have any old photographs depicting scenes of area history and would like to be a part of the creation of this book, please contact Phil at

If you missed the Peter Limmer Presentation you can watch it here. "The History of Limmer & Sons, Custom Hiking Boot Makers"