Chesterfield NH Historical Society
Chesterfield NH Historical Society


Chesterfield Historical Society Meetings

We usually met on the last Tuesday of the Month at 7PM at the Historical Society Building

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A Presentation By Miss Augusta "Gusty" Pierce


On March 28, 2018, Miss Augusta “Gusty” Pierce, a visiting teacher from the past, gave a presentation to the Chesterfield Elementary and Middle School assembly.  She explained what life was like growing up during the 1840s in the Temperance Lake House, now known as the Stone House Tavern.  She explained the importance of the business to the community and the traveling public, how it functioned without electricity and running water, and why the 1840s were in some ways similar to the present day.  Upon the death of her father, EP Pierce, Augusta and her older sister Theresa inherited the building and lived in it for the rest of their lives.  During that time, their younger brother, Benjamin, operated the business.   For more information see "The Stone House Tavern History".


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