WHS Washington, NH, Old Home Day Celebration
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The Washington Historical Society Welcomes You Home!!
The Washington Historical Society is celebrating Old Home Day, Saturday, July 31, 2021 in many special ways! Our Museum and Barn at 100 Halfmoon Pond Road will open from 10-2. The historic District #5 Schoolhouse at 2570 East Washington Road will be open from 1-3. And our open-air Gift Shop will be joining other wonderful artisans and vendors on the Common.
Old Home Day is a good time to think about family and friends who lived here in Washington, and who may now rest peacefully in one of our town’s beautiful cemeteries. An experienced genealogist will be on hand at the Museum to help you search our records and see what new and fascinating information might be waiting for you to discover!
The Museum is also featuring a special exhibit on two of the hotels from the past – The Lovell House and the Bradford Springs Hotel. For decades both grand establishments hosted visitors on extended vacations looking to escape the city heat and enjoy the more comfortable climates and 26 ponds and lakes of our beautiful town. When the season ended and the visitors reluctantly returned home, they took with them an amazing assortment of ceramic souvenirs featuring colorful depictions of the hotels where they stayed or places of interest around town. Thanks to the generosity of the late Stephen Crain of Maine and his family – a wonderful collection of photos and ceramic souvenirs is now on display for your enjoyment!
The Marks We Leave Behind, a Washington Historical Society Project, will have a table at the Common.
COVID impacted all of us, and in different ways. We would love to document your personal stories so people in the future will know what happened! Bring your stories, your experiences, your artwork, your poetry, twitter feed, FB posts-anything! We'll help write them down, record them, and keep them safe for future historians to explore. More info can be found on our website.