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The Elisha Marston House Museum

Site Owners: Sandwich Historical Society
Address: 4 Maple St, PO Box 244
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Contact: Abby Hambrook, Director
(603) 284-6269 sandwichhistory@gmail.com
Website: www.sandwichhistorical.org

Description: Built in 1850, this is the home of the Sandwich Historical Society, which was founded in 1917. The museum houses a splendid collection of Sandwich artifacts, photos, documents and paintings.

Hours: Summer - Wed-Sat, 10am-4pm. Winter - by appointment only.
Admission: none

Directions: Route 113 to Center Sandwich. On Maple Street, next to the Corner House Inn and across from the League of NH Craftsmen (Sandwich Home Industries)

Programs Offered: Opening Event on June 24. Please say Please visit the SHS Calendar of Events page on the website at http://www.sandwichhistorical.org/calendar-of-events.html

While you are in the area, also visit: Mt. Israel Grange Hall , Quimby Barn - Transportation Museum, Lower Corner Schoolhouse, Durgin Bridge, Cow Cave and Beede Falls. Sandwich Home Industries, Corner House Inn, Quaker cemetery or North Sandwich Quaker Meeting House

Carroll County - Sandwich Historical Society

Cow Cave and Beede Falls

Site Owners: Town of Sandwich

Description: Formed by the Bearcamp River. The land for the falls was donated to the town in 1932 by Susan Bacon Keith. In 1933 workers with the Civilian Conservation Corps developed it into a small park.

Directions: Located 3.3 miles from the center of town; follow Grave Street and then the Sandwich Notch Road. A small parking area for the park is located on the right.
Programs Offered: Great for picnics.

Carroll County - Sandwich Historical Society

Durgin Bridge

Physical Address: Foss Flats Road, Sandwich, NH 03227

Description: This restored covered bridge, spanning the Cold River in N. Sandwich, was named after James Holmes Durgin (1815-73) who ran a nearby grist mill.

Directions: Directions from Route 25. Take 113 toward North Sandwich for a mile. Turn right at Foss Flats Road until you see the bridge.

Did you Know? Durgin Bridge served as a link to the underground slave railroad from Sandwich to Conway. Person providing info: Jennifer Allen, Botanical Lampshades 284-7468

Carroll County - Sandwich Historical Society

Mt. Israel Grange Hall

Site Owners: Sandwich Historical Society
Address: PO Box 244, 36 Maple St,
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Contact: Abby Hambrook, Director
(603) 284-6269 sandwichhistory@gmail.com
Website: www.sandwichhistorical.org

Description: Built as a Quaker Meeting House in 1860s. The building was converted into a meetng space for the Mt. Israel Grange around 1892. For more information about the Grange Hall http://www.sandwichhistorical.org/grange-hall.html

Hours: Hours vary.

Directions: Route 113 to Maple Street in the Center Sandwich Village. Located at the corner of Church and Maple.

Did you Know? Most of the pews were removed from the first and second floors and a stage was added as extensions of the balcony in 1906. A history of the Mt. Israel Grange is included in the Sixty-Sixth Annual Excursion of the Sandwich Historical Society.

Carroll County - Sandwich Historical Society

Quimby Barn - Transportation Museum

Site Owners: Sandwich Fair Association
Address: PO Box 244, Ctr Sandwich Village,
Center Sandwich, NH 03227

Contact: Abby Hambrook, Director
(603) 284-6269 sandwichhistory@gmail.com
Website: www.sandwichhistorical.org

Description: Significant as an example of a turn of the century village barn for its association with the Quimby School during the mid-20th century. Houses the Sandwich Historical Society's transportation vehicles and related artifacts.
For more information about the Quimby Barn and Transportation Museum http://www.sandwichhistorical.org/quimby-barn-and-transportation-museum.html

Site owners are now - land is owned by the Alfred Quimby Fund Trust and the building is owned by the Sandwich Historical Society.
Hours: Summer and Sandwich Old Home Week

Directions: in walking distance of the Sandwich Historical Society Museum and the Mt. Israel Grange Hall

Notes: It was moved from the Sandwich Fair Association property to the present location in Quimby Park in October 2010. It is no longer the site of the start of the parade. The Barn also houses the Sandwich Concord Coach.

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