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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.

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Past Programs

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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.  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




     On Saturday morning August 10th at 10:30 a.m. at Antrim’s Tuttle Library, Jerry Frost, Professor Emeritus at Swarthmore College, will discuss the topic of William Penn: The Enigmatic Founding Father.  Penn was the founder of the Pennsylvania colony, an effective intermediary with Native Americans, and a determined advocate of religious freedom.  Dr. Frost is the author of five books, parts of two others, and numerous scholarly articles.  More importantly he has been a part-time resident of Antrim for many years.

    Please join us for a stimulating talk and question and answer session.

    For further information, please email Steve Ullman (stephenhullman@gmail.com),

Antrim Historical Society presents Goodell Mill Recollections.

Join us on Aug 18th at 3pm at Antrim Presbyterian Church with folks who have worked at the Goodell (Antrim Mill) Building past and present. Speakers will include Dawn Hugron, Alycemae Flanders, Brian Biehl and others about their recollections working at Goodell Mill building.

There will be a brief history of the site as well as a number of products and images from earlier years of the Mill

We'll welcome stories from the audience about recollections and the impact of the Goodell Company on the community.

If you have any artifacts you'd like to share, please bring them along

Please contract Rick Wood with any questions. 603 345 0121 or rd_wood@comcast. net