Chesterfield NH Historical Society
Chesterfield NH Historical Society

Event Archives

2019

Madam Sherri Revisited

Lynne Borofsky

Thurs. Aug. 1st - 7PM

Asbury United Methodist Church

 

Lynne Borofsky, a local authority on Madame Sherri, will share some of the material recently found in the home of the late Ann Stokes.  Ann purchased the famous Castle property and the forest around it and worked diligently to preserve them.  Also, some buried archived material found by the late Wayne Carhart, President of the Battleboro Historical Society 1998 - 2004, will be revealed.  The program will end with a 30-minute documentary film by American Ruins on Madame Sherrie who some consider one of our most famous, or, for some notorious, Chesterfield residents. 

The Friendly Tavern

Alan Rumrill

Tues. July 16th - 7PM

Asbury United Methodist Church

 

Alan Rumrill, the Executive Director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County (NH), will give a presentation that  explores the history of public lodging in the region from the mid-1700s to the mid-1900s.  The story is told through the history of three dozen Cheshire County taverns, hotels, grand hotels, motels, and country inns.    

 

Diver finds Old Navy Bomb in Lake Spofford

by Annette Spaulding - Thurs. July 11th - 7pm

Asbury United Methodist Church

 

In April 1952, the Navy dropped several practice bombs on a frozen Lake Spofford. Two were recovered, the rest lie deep in the lake’s silt, their location unknown. Recently, while searching for the remains of the Steamship Allegretto, Annette Spaulding made the unexpected discovery of a third bomb.  Come join us as Annette reveals how this was accomplished.  She will show, for the first time, a video and photos of this amazing discovery.  

35 Years of Diving in Spofford Lake 

History, Fish, and Adventures

Annette Spaulding

Tues. June 11 - 7PM

Asbury United Methodist Church

 

Annette returns with some interesting discoveries that she has made in Spofford Lake, none of which she has shared in her other presentations.  There will be underwater footage, slides and stories that will amaze you.  

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