Chesterfield NH Historical Society
Chesterfield NH Historical Society

Bits of History

Emails have been sent out periodically to our membership.  Here are some tidbits of history that we shared in them. 

 

Labor Day

 

Frances Perkins: 

A woman behind  the New Deal's Progressive Labor Laws

Sheep, Stonewalls & Wheel Heads

 

How Chesterfield impacted the Naiton

or

Why CHS Logo is the Miner's Accelerated Wheel Head

New Hampshire's War with Vermont

 

Chesterfield's role in the

New Hampshire Land Grants Controversy

 

Chesterfield's  Split from New Hampshire

New Hampshire's sole signer of the

Declaration of Independence

Josiah Bartlett

 

New Hampshire's Founding Father

 

A Bit of History of Our Flag

 

In Celebration of Flag Day, June 14th,

here is a bit of history about how it evolved!

 

Oodzze-hozo

 

An Abenaki Story of

How the Land was Created

Remembering our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day Tribute 2021

 

Our War Memorials note those killed with a star.  This explains who they were and how they earned that star.

(This will direct you to Notable Citizens section)

 Early School Life

 

Some of Chesterfield's first hand experiences about attending

a rural Grammer School

 

1951 - A New School

(From 19 to 3 to 1)

 

A 7th Grader's reaction to moving from the local West Chesterfield School to the new consolidated

Chesterfield Center School

 Singing Schools

 

Singings schools (1721 - 1810) were a New England phenomenon which spread into the South and West. 

Chesterfield was no exception to the trend.   

 What Day is It?

A Heroic Story about the Calendar

 

Why is Chesterfield named after the

4th Earl of Chesterfield?

Why does it concern the Calendar?

 

The Town Meeting

A poem By Winifred Watts Cray

 

This outlines the traditional events at the

Annual Town Meeting

 

Sugaring Off

 

A little bit of the history about this important NH season and how times have changed in the production of Maple Syrup.

 

 

Lake Spofford Ice Harvest

 

Also known as Ice Cutting, this tidbit explains the old method of harvesting ice. 

 

Lake Spofford's Ice Hole Riddle

And Ice Out Lottery

 

An area of open water has persisted in the same location for two years.  What can the possible cause be? (Jan. 30, 2021)

Chesterfield

A Poem by

Winifred Watts Cray

 

Food for Thought at Thanksgiving

 

The difference between 1621 meal and today

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