The Walpole Historical Society summer festival

WALPOLE, N.H. – On Saturday, July 20, the Walpole Historical Society will open its doors and lawn, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, for our first Summer Festival. There will be tours through the museum’s collection with historian and author Ron Patch, tours of the architectural highlights of downtown Walpole led by author Bill Ranauro, and a Round Table discussion of the Good Old Days with a group of longtime Walpoleans.

Everyone is invited to view the four new exhibits in the museum: “Life in the Valley,” an illustrated documentary about life in and around the old Dodge Tavern about 1919; “Walpole Stories,” a collection of amusing and telling anecdotes from the diaries of Edith Cole Tiffany; “Walpole Architecture,” an historical and stylistic study of buildings in Walpole; and “BOOM!,” a delightful collection of items and memorabilia from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. At least 20 organizations and individuals from Walpole and our area will be outside on the lawn with displays, information, and items for sale.

Our Walpole Fire Department, Mazziott’s Savory Tarts, Pinnacle View 4-H, Girl Scouts, and Cub Scout Pack 299 will have grilled hot dogs and cold drinks for sale for your lunch. 2 Chez will provide music intermittently throughout the day playing an eclectic mix of old time American jazz, classic, and folk music.

Round Table discussion is scheduled for 10 a.m., tours inside the museum for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and architecture tours in the village for 12 and 2 p.m. Mark your calendars and join us for this fun event.

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