Orford Historical Society will begin its third and final phase of the Dame Hill Project
SAVE THE DATE! Dame Hill Project Phase III ~ October 14th, 2023
Orford Historical Society
Check your Mailbox for this reminder from the Orford Historical Society.
Dame Hill Project
The Orford Historical Society has been busy assembling information for a summer exhibition on the history of Dame Hill Road. The research done so far has discovered that there used to be a church, a schoolhouse, a lookout tower during WWII, and even plans for a golf course! Dame Hill was, and still is a vibrant roadway with its very own unique history. The Dame Hill Road Project Exhibit Season Opener will be on Saturday, June 24th. 2023 -10:00am-1:00pm at the The Town Hall Heritage Center. A walking guided tour of Dame Hill will take place later in July. Please follow along here for on going updates regarding the Dame Hill Road project.
The Orford Historical Society invites you to attend
our Annual Meeting and Special Program on Thursday, April 27 at the Congregational Church on Main Street. Following a brief business meeting starting at 7:00 pm, we will begin our Program on the Flood of 1936.
On December 4, 2022 the Orford Historical Society along with the Orford Free Library hosted a joint festive holiday open house.
Many of Orford’s friends and families attended and enjoyed an evening which included making tree ornaments, story and craft time, and decorating holiday cookies. The event also served as an opportunity to recognize Carl Schmidt’s many contributions to the community.
Historical Visit to the Dame Hill section of Orford
The Orford Historical Society is planning a new program in the Spring, a historical visit to the Dame Hill section of Orford. Our next meeting will be on January 12 at 7pm at the Town Hall Heritage Center. All are invited who may have stories to tell about events that occurred on Dame Hill and/or may have of the history of families and individuals who lived there at one time. We invite everyone who might be interested in helping with the research of the original settlers, occupations, notable historical events, the cemetery, and buildings that were lost over the passing of time. Please join us.
Orford Historical Society Holiday Open House
You are Invited to Attend
Joint Holiday Open House
Orford Historical Society and Orford Free Library
Sunday December 4th, 2022 ~ 2:00-5:00 pm
at the Orford Historical Society Heritage Center.
Refreshments will be served. All are Welcome!
Time Locations Event
2:15pm Town Hall Heritage Center OHS Honoring Carl Schmidt
For his years of significant
Contributions to the
3:00pm-4:00pm Orford Free Library Story Night Tree and Craft
time 3-D paper Christmas
4:00pm Town Hall Heritage Center Decorating Holiday Cookies
The History of Farming as Told by Barns - October 2019 - illustrated talk presented at the Main Street Church by N.H. Barn Committee member, John Porter. Followed by a gathering on Washburn Hill in Orfordville to explore and learn about two well-preserved 19th Century barns at the historic Washburn family farmstead. The afternoon tour was hosted by Shawn Washburn, and his son Casey, and focused on the older "English style" barn and the adjacent mid-19th Century "Yankee style" barn, plus an additional shed filled with historic tools and farm equipment.