Announcing our 2023 Quarterly Presentation Lineup!
Our 2023 Quarterly Presentation Series Lineup!
Sunday, January 8, 2023: The History of the Mount Washington Auto/Carriage Road and Glen Houses: 1855—2020 with BHS Member and former General Manager of the Auto Road, Howie Wemyss (A brief BHS Annual Meeting will precede the talk) The Mount Washington Auto Road, known as the “oldest man-made attraction in the United States,” was completed and opened to the public in 1861. Howie was the general manager of the road from 1987 to 2020. In his talk, he’ll cover the history of the road as well as the different Glen houses, adding some fun facts and anecdotes as he tells the story of these sites. Bartlett Congregational Church Sanctuary, Route 302 and Albany Avenue, Time: 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023, The History of Livermore, NH with Dr. Peter Crane Livermore was once a thriving logging town bordering Bartlett, Hart’s Location and other towns. As the logging industry came to an end, so did the town of Livermore. Peter has done extensive research on the former town that today is the subject of legend and lore. He’ll tell the story in his talk. Many people in Bartlett have connections to Livermore. Bartlett Congregational Church Sanctuary, Route 302 and Albany Avenue, Time: 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 2023: Covered Bridges in New Hampshire with author Kim Varney Chandler There were once nearly 400 covered bridges in NH; today only 54 remain. Bartlett had three covered bridges but today only one remains. Kim will talk about the romance and function of these bridges as well as tell us about some of the local bridges, past and present. Come and learn about how these bridges were essential parts of the community infrastructure, not just historic sites as they are today. Bartlett Congregational Church Sanctuary, Route 302 and Albany Avenue, Time: 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 18, 2023: The History of the Willey Family and Crawford Notch with author Rex Wiley Focusing on the family of Samuel Willey and the dramatic events that led to the tragic death of that family in 1826, Rex, a descendent of the Willey family, will talk about the facts and mysteries surrounding that family. Learn about their Bartlett connection and the rescue effort as well as other historical, fun and interesting news about Crawford Notch. Bartlett Congregational Church Sanctuary, Route 302 and Albany Avenue, Time: 7:00 p.m.
All of our programs are free and open to the public. We gratefully accept donations at the door. All donations are directed to our Bartlett History Museum project for the renovation of the former St. Joseph Church building. Please join us for these interesting presentations.