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July & August 2022 FOCUS
We are six years on this path from an idea to the reality of opening 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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If you want to donate now without looking through all the details JUST CLICK HERE.

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

        New Bartlett History Book In The Works
                            YOU CAN HELP

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

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

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Remember The Mountain Ear Newspaper?  There are more than 100 excellently researched articles of local interest at this link.  We can thank Jane Golden and Steve Eastman and many others for this historically valuable collection.  This link will open in a new window.

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Peter Crane, Author

You can enjoy the best book ever written about Livermore:
In 1993 Peter Crane wrote his Doctoral thesis titled "Glimpses of Livermore: Life and Lore of an Abandoned White Mountain Woods Community".  It is probably the most extensive research project ever undertaken for the Town of Livermore. 
Peter has given us permission to share this link to a PDF version of his book.  You can read it here


Caveat:This site will not work well on your phone. Should be fine on i-pad or tablet.  .

Our Archives: Books, Documents, Physical Objects, Names Lists, Cemetery Burial Lists; Kathleen has been working hard to organize what we have.  
Scotty Mallett has volunteered to be our railroad historian and we couldn't have found anyone more qualified.  Take a look at his work in our railroad section.
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The purpose of these pages is to present current events and information in a concise format that may be provided by your Directors from time to time.  You might notice the website address ends in NET, whereas our primary site ends in ORG.   It has a different website address but it is still your Bartlett History website.  


Check the MENU UP TOP for topics.  The hosting and domain fees for both sites have been donated by your web-site editor.  Thank you for visiting.


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.

We have the details of our public programs for 2022. CLICK HERE to see what we found for you.   

Several people have asked me where the 1952 aerial photos of Bartlett are located. 


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Pinkham Notch Rte 16 as it was in the very early 1900's  nkham

Dave Eliason is your website editor. 
He always welcomes new content, so send him something.  Criticism, comment or factual corrections are also welcome. 
Dave donates the entire cost of supporting and maintaining this website so your dues can be used for other pressing needs.   
We also thank Scotty Mallett for his contributions to the railroad section.  His knowledge of that history is invaluable. 

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Bartlett, N.H. 03812