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History of the town of Antrim, New Hampshire By W.R. Cochrane

N.H. Historical Society

Town of Antrim

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Antrim Historical Society    P.O. Box 172  Antrim, New Hampshire   03440

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All programs are free unless noted otherwise and are open to everyone. You do not need to be a Historical Society member to attend.

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House Project

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, after David Hurlin sold Goodell Company, he felt time hanging heavy on his hands. He decided to start a project of documenting ...


Newspapers Preservation

One of Antrim’s most valuable historical objects is the archive containing bound copies of old newspapers: THE ANTRIM HOME NEWS (1875-1883) and THE ANTRIM REPORTER (1892-1951). Nowhere else can one find such  More…

Oral History

For more than ten years, Society member Lyman Gilmore has been conducting the Antrim Oral History Project in which he interviews members of the community about growing up and living in Antrim from  More…

Information sought about Robert Caughey

A number of years ago, Robert Caughey, (1914-1994) a lifelong resident of Antrim, made many contributions to the livelihood of Antrim.  He held numerous patents, including several in the press wood/chip wood business. His lab and three-shift business on Water Street provided employment for many local residents for many years.

We are interested in any anecdotal or historical material and information relating to his accomplishments. Rod Zwirner is interested in collecting and cataloging this history. If you have anything to share, please contact Rod at (603) 588-2879 or Thelma Nichols at (603) 588-6766.



Tomorrow’s History  -  While we have been busy preserving the history of Antrim through materials that have been collected over the years, we have not been as diligent about keeping the more recent activities for the future.   More...

The Town of Antrim, NH

As It Is Today,  April,  1896

This fascinating document has been digitized and can be viewed now by downloading this pdf.

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Antrim Historical Society Wins

Best Float

at Home & Harvest Festival

“Plane Spotting during World War II”  More…


Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Apple Crisp Social at Home & Harvest in September  More…

Spotter Cabin Photo courtesy of Frank Gorga

Joining the Antrim Historical Society

The Antrim Historical Society (AHS) is dedicated to the celebration of Antrim’s history.  You can learn of our activities through the Town’s “New and Events” notices, local newspapers, and the AHS website – www.antrimhistoricalsociety.org.  (Thanks Dave Dubois for maintaining this site)  Dues are just $10 a year for an individual and $20 for an entire family.  

To join, please contact me at sullman@brockport.edu or 588-2005 or Eric Tenney at etenney@comcast.net or ltenney@conval.edu or 588-2793.  You can also join by sending a check to the Antrim Historical Society, P.O. Box 172, Antrim, NH 03440.


Latest Announcements

Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them

On Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 pm. At the Presbyterian Church the Antrim Historical Society will present a talk by Dr. Jo Radner on “ …foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories.”

The New Hampshire Humanities Council reminds us that

“[t] elling personal and family stories is fun - and much more. Storytelling connects strangers, strengthens links between generations, and gives children the self-knowledge to carry them through hard times. Knowledge of family history has even been linked to better teen behavior and mental health.”

“Jo Radner received her PhD from Harvard University. Before returning to her family home in western Maine as a freelance storyteller and oral historian, Radner spent 31 years as a professor at American University in Washington, DC. . Radner is a past president of the American Folklore Society and the National Storytelling Network.”


For more information email Steve Ullman at sullman@brockport.edu or call him at 588-2005.