Washington NH Historical Society

2010 Programs Past Year's programs

Old Newsletters, with subject index

History of Washington NH and The Washington NH Historical Society

The Graveyards of Washington NH

Items for sale


Please order by mail, at the Museum, or contact:
Tom Talpey (603) 495-3284 ttalpey(at)gsinet.net
or Gwen Gaskell (603) 495-3231 jimgwen(at)gsinet.net

Ceramic Trivet. NEW!! Color photo, taken by Sue Hofstetter of the three buildings on the town common, with flags added magically from another photo by her son, John. It measures 6" x 6" with a leather backing. In can be used for hot or cold items and is also suitable to hang on the wall, it is that beautiful. $15.00
plus shipping
Tote Bag. This custom designed tapestry tote bag depicts the much-photographed buildings on our Town Common. Jacquard woven in array of beautiful colors. It measures a generous 17.5"x17.5". Long 25" handles are easy on the shoulders. Lined with inside pocket. $30.00
plus shipping
Pillow. Featuring East Washington Baptist Church, the pillow is woven in an array of beautiful colors. It measure a generous 16"x16" and offered with hunter green backing. $25.00
plus shipping
Puzzle. Our 494-piece, 14" x 19" puzzle is an aerial photograph of the town center by Bill St. Pierre. As a limited edition collectible, each of the 200 puzzles is individually numbered. $5.00
plus shipping
Mug. White ceramic mug with sketch of the three steepled buildings on the Town Common and the legend "Washington, NH". They are 11 ounce and can be used in the microwave and dishwasher. White mugs with black print. $5.00
plus shipping
Notecards. Watercolor sketches of the Town Common and the Barn in summer and winter. Single fold card 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. Packaged four to a set, with envelopes, one of each, or per your selection. $5.00
plus $1 shipping

Shipping Charges: Because of recent changes in postal shipping rates, it has come necessary to raise our shipping charges. It will be necessary to contact Tom Talpey or Gwen Gaskell at the addresses above, to acertain the amount required. Generally it will be in the range of $5 to $10 per item, depending the zone to which it will be shipped.

Washington Histories Reprinted

Both the 1886 and 1976 Washington histories have been reprinted and may be purchased from the Town Clerk at the Town Hall during office hours: Thursday 4PM to 9PM; Friday 9AM to 3PM; Last Saturday of the month: 9AM to 1PM. Telephone 603-495-3667. Shipping by special arrangement.

The History of Washington 1768 - 1886 $25.00
Portrait of a Hill Town 1876 - 1976 $18.00
Also available:
A Sacred Deposit: The Meeting House in Washington $8.00
Print (11x15) George Leiderman photo of Washington Common $1.00

Special Package Price: Three books and Print $40.00

Church History

In the summer of 2005 the Washington Congregational Church celebrated it's 225th Anniversary. An interesting book of its history was written by Ronald and Grace Jager, which is available through the church.

Museum & Barn Hours: July & August Wed. & Sat. 2-4 PM by appointment anytime
Call Gwen Gaskell (603) 495-3231 or Tom Talpey (603) 495-3284.
Half Moon Pond Rd.
District #5 School Hours: July & August Saturday 1-3PM by appointment anytime
Call Gwen Gaskell 495-3231 or Charlotte Treadwell at 495-0800.
2570 E. Washington Rd.

Appointments may be made for other times (including off season) by calling


ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES are $5 for an individual and $10 for a family (including children under 16). The membership year is August 1 through July 31. If you haven't sent a payment since last June, your membership may have lapsed. (Donations are welcomed at any time, of course!) We appreciate your continued interest and support of our projects. New members are always welcome. If you would like to join us as a member, please complete our membership form.

PLEASE NOTE: As a non-profit historical society, we qualify with many companies for matching grants provided the company you work for, or are retired from, supports such benefits.

[town of washington sign] Washington New Hampshire Historical Society
Post Office Box 90
Washington, NH 03280-0090

President Jim Crandall
Vice President Ray Clark
Treasurer Tom Talpey
Secretary MaryEllen Mulholland
Archivist Gwen Gaskell
Auditor Charlie Fields
Board of Directors Bob Evans, Vivian Hunter, Bette Tuttle
Program and Publicity Committee Ray Clark, Jim Crandall
Barn Committee Phil Barker, Grant Cole, Richard Crane,
Museum Committee Ann Lischke, Evie Boyce, Charlotte Treadwell, Vivian Hunter, Gwen Gaskell
Newsletter Committee Tom Talpey, Sue Hoffstetter, Gwen Gaskell, Barbara Gaskell, Betty Talpey
Webmaster Phil Budne

THE LOVELL HOUSE from a circa 1900 pamphlet.

Washington Meetinghouse 225th Birthday Celebration: August 11, 2012

See Washington's Historic Buildings on the Town Web Page

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