WALPOLE, N.H. – The Walpole Historical Society opens for the season Saturday, June 1 with four new exciting and distinct exhibits. From a look at “Life in the Valley in 1919,” to the elegant architecture styles of the earlier times and a fun collection of the baby boomer generation as well as memorable anecdotes that will make you happy and smile.
Our “Life in the Valley 1919” is a view of a farm wife’s simple diary that transports us back to Walpole’s valley enclave as we learn of the daily challenges and moments of celebration. Walpole stories include anecdotes found in the notebooks of Edith Cole Tiffany that remind us that no matter the era, folks can be a little weird, wacky, and apparently memorable enough to be immortalized on the page.
In “Frontier Elegance,” learn how early architecture styles and the designers and builders who built them transformed a 1752 village in the Connecticut River Valley.
From the not-so-distant past, “BOOM!” is a collection of artifacts from the 1950s through the 1970s, from go-go boots to troll dolls to record album covers. It’s a fun “Remember When” exhibit!
Don’t forget to wander into the gift shop. You will find hand-crafted cedar Fragrant Flyers, scarves and beads, wooden bookmarks, local honey and maple products, books, candles, stained glass ornaments, lavender sachets, and so much more. We now have a selection of Fravessi greeting cards too.
Plan to join us on opening day and visit often with family and friends. We will be open every Saturday through mid-October, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling 603-756-3449. There is parking behind the building.