Cemetery Walk: October 13, 2019

We will be hosting the 12th Cemetery Walk this year. Times are always 3:00, 3:15, 3:30 and admission is by donation. This takes place at the Glenwood Cemetery on West Elm Street, across from the Fire Station. In event of rain, this event will be held in the Museum. Watch for sign posted in cemetery.

Tour of Historic Main Street

This begins on June 8 (Pollyanna Day) and goes through Columbus Weekend. It was such a hit with locals and tourists in 2016 that it will be continued through 2019. The tour starts at the Community House, 120 Main Street, across from the historic Thayers Inn, at 6:00 pm. The tour guide rebuilds sections of Main Street back to the 19th Century and tells the stories of some of the people who lived in the homes and ran businesses. Check the sign on the front lawn.

 

 

Educational Experiences

The museum opens its doors to students of all ages. We have hosted early elementary classes through college. The curator has 38 + years of teaching experience on the middle school, high school, and college levels.  Call us (603-444-6435) to plan your next field trip.

Bus Tours

We open the museum for special occasions and scheduled tours. If your tour company would like to include us on your agenda, we could be more than glad to accommodate your need. We have had guests from across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Please consider including the museum in your itinerary.

Outreach Program

February 21 - Bette Davis slide show at Riverglen House, 1:00 pm

March 14- Manufacturing in Littleton. Riverglen House 1:00 pm Admission is FREE

 

Conference/Meetings

Hold your next meeting at the museum. We can provide seating for a small grouping (25-35) as well as a Powerpoint presentation on a variety of local interest. We have hosted the Garden Club as well as the Ladies Auxiliary from a local church. Donations are welcome.

Programming

February 15

Old Main Street. Sideshow depicting Main Street of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Included will be an 1887 walking tour of Main Street via Sanborn Fire Map.

March 15:

Manufacturing and Industry. A slideshow depicting Littleton's industrial past. Original pictures of the time. Use of Sanborn Fire Maps to show locations of a variety of factories and shops.

April 5

Bette Davis Birthday Bash - Come and celebrate the 111th birthday of actress Bette Davis as well as the anniversary of the world premiere of her movie, The Great Lie at the Premiere Theater in Littleton. Hear stories of the famous actress. Eat cake!

May 24

Kevin Gardner: Discovering New England Stone Walls

Learn how New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the famous New England landscape.

June 8

Pollyanna Day

Enjoy a day from the past and celebrate Littleton's Eleanor Hodgman Porter, author of the book, Pollyanna. Starting with breakfast and hat making at the Congregational Church. Join us for a promenade along Main Street. Have some costumes you'd like to show off, now's your chance. Old time sing along at one of the pianos on Main Street. antique quilt show at the Historical Museum in the Opera House as well as at the Sugar Hill Museum in Sugar Hill, NH, just a hop, skip and jump away. Performance at 10:15 am by Heartsong Singers, an a capella group, of Patriotic songs at the Pollyanna Gateway (umbrellas)

July 26

The Three Stooges Take on the Axis powers

This is a "different" presentation from what the museum normally does. Dan Schroeder, the presenter, appeared on WMUR-TV program, New Hampshire Chronicles In early January 2019 (click on the link to see 6-minute segment)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DevJdBAcGKc&list=PL560C9887958E85B6&index=22&t=0s

The Three Stooges Take On The Axis Powers is a six part lecture series that explains the role “The Stooges” Had In World War II. During the dark days before America entered the war the “Stooges” that first poked fun at Adolf Hitler and the Axis Powers. Learn of the “boys” humble start with Columbia Pictures too finally becoming (along with Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley) among the highest paid Live entertainers in the world.

All programs, with the exception of Pollyanna Day,  to be held in the Tower room of the Littleton Opera House at 6:30 pm. Admission is FREE. Donations appreciated. Call 444-6052 -Dick Alberini - for information.

Monthly Meeting

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month at 10:30 am in the Museum. Open to the members and guests..

Annual Meeting

TBA