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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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James A. Tuttle Library

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Antrim Reporter Archives     1891-1895 and 1935 -1951

The Limrik            

A Quarterly Journal

Videos of the Antrim Historical Society's Oral History Project

Programs and Events

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

Past Programs

Past Programs

AHS Newsletter


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.  Please email us at info@antrimhistoricalsociety.org


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.

It may take a minute or so to download.

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 “News and Events” notices, local newspapers, the AHS website – www.antrimhistoricalsociety.org  (Thanks to Dave Dubois for maintaining this site), or by postcard by becoming a member.  Dues are just $10 a year for an individual and $20 for an entire family.

To join, please contact Eric Tenney at e.tenney@comcast.net or 588-2793. You can also join by sending a check to the Antrim Historical Society, P.O. Box 172, Antrim, NH 03440, or email us at info@antrimhistoricalsociety.org


Latest Announcements

June 16 - The Antrim Historical Society and Rebecca Rule will present her program “That Reminds Me of a Story” Sunday, June 16, at 3:00 pm at the Antrim Presbyterian Church. Becky’s collected stories about what’s special about this rocky old state of New Hampshire for more than twenty-five years. She has written twelve books for children and adults, including   read more

June 22 - The Antrim Historical Society will introduce several new displays at an Open House on Saturday morning, June 22nd, from 10:00 to 12:00 noon. Please join us in the historical room in the library. There will also be a special unveiling of a new Presidential Plaque.

July 4 – Please join us for the 25th annual Fourth of July celebration at the Bandstand on Jameson Ave. beginning at 8:00 am with drinks and fresh-baked goodies. Bring a chair and enjoy some patriotic music, view the presentation of the colors and join us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner. At approximately 9:30, there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by the presentation of the Boston Post Cane.

Antrim Area Senior Center

Antrim Historical Society

Tuesday, July 16, 2014

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Antrim

Childhood Memories of World War Two

Please join us Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church for a discussion of the experiences three Antrim Seniors had as children during World War II.

“Young people experienced childhood that included carrying out their civic duty above all else. They collected everyday items for use in the military, helped plant some of the twenty million "victory gardens" that added to the food supply, and bought war bonds to support the effort.”

Charles Butterfield, Ben Pratt, and Marguerite Roberts will remind us of the important roles children played in the country’s involvement in WWII

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Ullman at 588-2005 or sullman@brockport.edu.