Historical Society

Mason NH Historical Society

Mason’s Sestercentennial

What’s a Sestercentennial? Bravo and extra points if you know it’s a 250th anniversary. Mason’s 250th anniversary will be celebrated on August 25, 2018. This is a Saturday, and the main celebration will be held on this one day only, although…

An Evening with Nancy & Joan

Conversations with Nancy and Joan — a Couple of Rural Characters Friday, May 8 at 7 pm Location: Mason Town Hall The event will happen Friday night, May 8th at 7PM at the Town Hall. Nancy Richards and Joan Losee…

Bode on Facebook

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This is a relatively recent montage found on the Mason Library’s facebook page. The hat is a recent addition which, judging by the facebook comments, people seem to like. But is Bode being mocked for sitting in the snow? Or…

Mason Poor Farm (1835–1870)

Poor farms were county or town-run residences where paupers (mainly elderly and disabled people) were supported through town and county government expense. Poor farms were common in the United States from about the middle of the nineteenth century and provided…

Mason and the Civil War

April 12, 2011 marked the sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War when Confederate soldiers opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina in 1861. President Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army made up of citizens from…

A Sure Cure?!

WELCOME SPRING! HOW QUICKLY IT COMES AND GOES. THE maple sugar season is already behind us, the muddy snow finally giving in to the warmth of sunshine. And then only to tolerate weeks of rain and cloudy days! Just when…