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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

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Antrim, New Hampshire

Seeking Parmenter: A Memoir of Place by Charles Butterfield

Please join the Antrim Historical Society for a program featuring Charles Butterfield’s memories of growing up on the Butterfield Farm just north of Clinton Village.  Charles is a widely published educator, poet, and biologist and (more importantly for Antrim residents) Izi Nichols’ brother, Martin Nichols’ brother-in-law, and Antrim Historical Society Vice-President Bill Nichols’ uncle).  This program will celebrate the launch of Charles Butterfield’s new book Seeking Parmenter.

The Antrim Historical Society is seeking to arrange a pre-talk bus tour of various sites in Clinton Village and Antrim Center cited in Seeking Parmenter.  If you are interested in participating, please watch for notices on the Town’s News and Events web site or email Steve Ullman at sullman@brockport.edu or call him at 588-2005.

On the Saturday of Home and Harvest Days the Antrim Historical Society will once again be offering its prize-winning apple crisp to lucky gourmets.  This sale is the Antrim Historical Society's major fund raising effort (besides soliciting memberships).

EVENT: A Guided Tour of the Butterfield Farm Neighborhood 

TOUR GUIDE: Charles Butterfield

DATE:  Sunday, July 26, 2015

TIME:  1:00 – 2:30 p.m. 

PLACE: Butterfield Farm, North of Clinton Village on Clinton Road (a.k.a. Route 31) 

Parking: Parking Available at Butterfield Farm

In conjunction with the Antrim Historical Society Program on Sunday, July 26th between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. at the Antrim Presbyterian Church featuring Charles Butterfield’s memories of growing up on the Butterfield Farm just north of Clinton Village, Charles will lead a tour of significant sites featured in his new book Seeking Parmenter.

 If you wish more information about either the tour or program email Steve Ullman at sullman@brockport.edu or call him at 588-2005.