Greetings from the Monkton Museum & Historical Society (MM&HS).
June 24th, 2022- Happy Anniversary Monkton!
On this day 260 years ago, Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire chartered the town of Monkton. The MM&HS works to make this long history come alive and we would like to share with you some exciting upcoming events.
6/26/22- Sunday- Monkton Town Hall
Monkton History Ridge Tour: 10-2
6/26/22- Sunday- 1859 Old Town Hall
MM&HS historical exhibits
7/18/22- Monday- Monkton Town Hall Community Room
251 Club presentation with artifacts
We would love for you to participate in some or all of these activities. Below is an excerpt from an article recently printed in the Addison Independent.
"After a year of planning and collaborating with experts, the group has created a 0.8-mile-long tour for Monkton residents and interested tourists. The tour begins and ends at the new library and town hall at 92 Monkton Ridge Road and brings participants to 25 historical sites throughout Monkton. Many of the sites are for exterior viewing only, as they are reconstructed and privately owned buildings. However, participants can enter the old town hall and view the historical society's exhibits."
"...the group has also put together a form for residents to submit information and stories about the stops on the tour; it can be found online at http://tinyurl.com/Monktonhistory."
"Residents interested in attending the first offering of the self-guided tour can stop by the Monkton Museum and Historical Society's table at the Strawberry Festival, which runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A tour booklet will be available for $4, though residents can also access the guide online at monktonhistory.org."
MM&HS is always open to new members and we look forward to hearing from you with any questions. email@example.com
The Monkton Museum & Historical Society sends a warm remembrance to all the soldiers and their families who gave the ultimate sacrifice defending our freedom. Monkton has a long history of sending their men and women to serve in the armed forces. The former Grange in the Boro has a town memorial for those we should remember on this Memorial Day. Sprinkled throughout our cemeteries in our community are the graves of many of these valiant soldiers. We would like to invite you on this somber day to explore the Civil War soldiers from Monkton.
Go to our website, monktonhistory.org, and search under the heading Publications. Scroll through the names and learn about their individual stories. We are always looking for new artifacts, documents and diaries from any of our ancestral veterans. We appreciate any donations that we will use to educate and teach others. We have been working to create a museum and look forward to including any such memorabilia. As we reflect on what today means, may we always look to the past to help us in the present and inspire us for the future. If you are interested in being a part of the MM&HS, we would love to have you join! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we look forward to meeting you.
Kristen B. Farrell