Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Madbury Historical Society is looking for this missing quilt. We would like to find it by our 250th anniversary. It was made by Madbury volunteers, and was used at every Madbury Day, Hanging on the wall near the historical display. Last time it was seen was at the 2013 Madbury Day. MHS volunteers forgot to take it down the day of the clean up and was reportedly seen after that, still hanging up. We hope some kind volunteer took it down and put it in storage. Unfortunately if this happen we don't know where it is. Please Help us find it!! Thank-you
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
madbury historical society from our vaults: The flood at Riverview Farm: This is a self portrait of Mr. Frank Drew, who was quite a photographer,and developing his own pictures. He's pictures usually told...
Posted by madbury historical society at 4:22 AM
This is a self portrait of Mr. Frank Drew, who was quite a photographer,and developing his own pictures. He's pictures usually told a story with that Yankee humor he had. Living most his life at Riverview Farm on Nute rd, one year there was more then usual rain fall. That year it flooded the field and crossed the road. So in typical Mr. Drew humor, he's going to have a picnic on his boat on the flooded area. Come Tomorrow Night, November 1, at 6:00 at the Town Hall to learn more about our Unique residents and our towns history. It is a potluck, everyone is invited.
Posted by madbury historical society at 4:08 AM
Monday, October 10, 2016
Since it is getting to the end of fair season, I thought I share a picture that we have in our Madbury Town Vaults of our Madbury Grange Fair participants getting ready for their show. Do you reconize anyone? Please tell us, we would love names with the faces.
Like our blog? Come join us for our next meeting! Tuesday,October 11th at 7:00, Madbury Town Hall. We will have Mr. Robert Goodby with his talk" 12,000 years ago in the Granite State". Please come join us.
Posted by madbury historical society at 10:28 AM
Friday, July 22, 2016
"When Joseph Cole, Jr., was a young man, he was interested in
baseball. He played on the University of New Hampshire team at
third base. After graduation in the class of 1929, he continued playing
and in 1930 was a member of the Orioles Baseball Team of Barrington,
New Hampshire. The team captured both the county and'State championships;
and, in 1938, was in competition with state champion teams
all over the United States. In the play-off at Wichita, Kansas, they
finished in fifth place and were given the United States Sportsmanship
Joe Cole was a selectman for Madbury from 1950-54. I remember him as the road agent of Madbury. I believe that is what he was called, he worked with his crew fixing the roads.
Posted by madbury historical society at 5:50 AM
Monday, May 30, 2016
Madbury Day is this Saturday, June 4th at the Madbury Town Hall. We will have lots of events, music, yard sales, animals, food, children games, old cars, craft booths, and parade. Who knows we may even see a car float like this one! This car was all decorated for the Dover Parade in 1923, By Mr. Frank Drew. He used to live in Riverview Farm on Nute rd. Kind of wonder how the truck float looked liked after the trip to Dover. The roads were a bit more rustic then. Please come to our celebration this Saturday!!
Posted by madbury historical society at 12:01 PM