Please join the Historical Society and the
Heritage Commission on Thursday, July 21st, at 7 p.m. for Steve
Taylor’s presentation on “Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row
for Paupers.” This program will be held at the Grange Hall, 54 Main
Street. Refreshments will be provided after the program. For
information call 798-5709.
The Chichester Old Home Day organizers
will meet on Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Park
The Chichester Youth Association is accepting registrations for
Soccer. Forms were sent home through school for K-6th graders. The
form is also available on their website at
www.chichesteryouth.com. Registrations are due July 26, 2016.
Please mail form and payment to Chichester Youth Association, PO Box
394, Epsom, NH 03234.
Happy Birthday to Mason Pillsbury on July
22 and Myles Davison on July 26.
Plans are shaping up for Chichester’s Old
Home Day on August 20. There will not be a parade, but morning
events will include a 5K fundraiser by the CYA and a walk on the
newest Town Trail led by Zach Boyajian of the Conservation
Commission. At noon there will be Bean Hole Beans and a Pig Roast.
The Fire Association will sponsor a “Touch
a Truck” event. There will be children’s activities in the
afternoon. Local non-profit organizations and Town Committees are
invited to set up information and activity booths. No fireworks this
year, but in the early evening the Fire Association will have a
bonfire. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic supper (gas or
charcoal only, if you want to grill).
Volunteers are needed to help with Old Home Day on August 20.
Contact Stacie Boyajian at [email protected].
The Chichester Community Design Charrette
Team will meet on Monday, July 25, at 7 p.m. in the Historical
Society Museum. They will be continuing work on the green space area
by the Town Hall parking lot.
Out Of Your Attic Thrift Shop News
We could use your help. If you have some larger bags (not the
regular Walmart or Market Basket), we could certainly use them.
People have been buying many summer clothes and we can use the
bigger bags. We can always use bath tissue and paper towels.
For July, black tag clothing is 25¢, many
are still on the regular racks besides the regular 25¢ rack.
We have received some very nice designer tank tops which will be
$2.00 on Wednesday, the 20th. Also, ladies designer belts will
be $1.00. All puzzles and games will be 25¢ the 20th-23rd.
Be sure and check the toy area for kids
games and puzzles.
We are on Rte 28 north, by the Chichester/Pittsfield line.
Mon. 8-12; Tues. & Thurs. 8-4; Wed. 11-4 & Sat. 10-4.
Chichester Town Library News
This afternoon (Wednesday) at 3:30 p.m., those in the Summer Reading
Program (SRP) who have signed up will be taught to “Read the Clues,”
looking at different types of possible evidence to learn the “who,
what, when and where” of things, if not the “why.” Also, make
sure you register the hours spent reading this summer as part of the
SRP and get raffle tickets for each hour read. It’s a
“win-win” for participants.
Also meeting this afternoon at 3:30 p.m., but at the Epsom Library,
is the Knitters’ Circle. Come learn to knit or to hone and practice
your skills. Even if you don’t have a current project, join
the group as they make hats to donate to the Pease Greeters who
welcome all of our returning military from overseas. For this
project, please bring #10, 16” round needles
or 4, double pointed #10 needles. Bring yarn, just not wool,
please. It can be of any color. You can also make these
hats at home. Come in and ask for the pattern, and bring the
finished product back to the library before September.
The Photography Group will be meeting
Monday, July 25th, at 6:30 p.m.
For those who have visited the library lately, you might have
noticed the construction project underway at the rear of the
building. When finished, this will provide a lift from the
ground floor to the main floor, making the library more easily
accessible to those with physical challenges. The work is
being done with deference to the historical value of the building.
The Board of Trustees and the library staff thank you for your
patience, while construction is underway. To borrow a phrase
from the transportation industry, we’re thinking of this as,
“Temporary inconvenience for permanent improvement.”
Hope In Christ Church Presents “Tim
Zimmerman And The King’s Brass”
Sunday, July 24th • 6:00pm
The King’s Brass features trumpets,
trombones, tuba, percussion and keyboards presenting secular and
sacred music in over 120 concerts a year across the US and
Critics applaud their concerts as “superb in every way.”
www.kingsbrass.org Hope in
Christ Church is located at 153 Main Street, Chichester. For more
information call 798-4220 or email:
Poor Houses And Town Farms: The Hard Row
The Chichester Historical Society and the
Chichester Heritage Commission will welcome Steve Taylor on
Thursday, July 21st. Mr. Taylor will present his program on poor
houses and town poor farms at the Grange Hall, 54 Main Street at 7
Most of NH’s towns established alms houses
and poor farms to take care of the “helpless and honest poor” within
their midst. Steve Taylor will examine how paupers were treated in
these facilities and how reforms were eventually made to care for
Chichester’s Poor Farm was purchased in 1839. The Selectmen were
given the power to purchase the Towle Farm located on Canterbury
Road. The “town paupers” would have a home to live in, and in
return, those physically able would work on the farm to make it
self-productive. Most reports show that the operating expenses of
the poor farm were more than the income produced by its operation.
After 27 years of providing a home for Chichester’s poor, the farm
was sold at auction for the sum of $2824.00.
Steve Taylor’s program is free.
Refreshments will be provided. The Historical Society Museum will be
open from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A special exhibit on Chichester’s Poor
Farm will be on display.
The Chichester Historical Society will be
open before the program from 6-7 p.m. for anyone who wishes to view
the new exhibit on Chichester’s Poor House or any of the other