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

N.H. Historical Society

Town of Antrim

Festival of Trees

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

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Photos from some of our

Past Programs

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Snow Roller

Antrim Basketball Team

Circa 1918

Antrim Baseball Team

Circa 1895

Perkins Hunting Camp

Circa  1911

Boating on Gregg Lake

Antrim Rounders Team

Circa 1905

Antrim Elementary  

Nina Harding’s class


Antrim High School



Recent Antrim Historical Society Events

On April 13th we were fortunate to have as our speaker, Ben Pratt, New Hampshire’s 2014 Engineer of the Year, Town Treasurer, and Grapevine Board Member.  Ben discussed his father’s firm, Pratt and Caughey, one of Antrim’s most significant 20th century construction businesses.

On May 18th Professor Emeritus Jere Daniell of Dartmouth offered a fascinating examination of New Hampshire’s involvement with the Civil War.

On June 22nd Professors Lyman Gilmore and Dick Winslow along with ever-reliable Ben Pratt looked back to summering in Antrim.

On July 4th Thelma Nichols organized the annual commemoration of the Declaration of Independence at Memorial Park.  Before Billy Nichols and Dean Proctor (in authentic 1776 garb) read the Declaration, Brian Murphy and the Antrim Ukulele society treated attendees to a half hour concert replete with patriotic works.  Brian Biehl and his Antrim Boy Scout troop added to the significance of the occasion with their flag raising ceremony.

And on August 17th the AHS presented a discussion of Hawthorne College, the liberal arts school which Antrim hosted between 1962 and 1988.  Our headliner was Professor Emeritus Lyman Gilmore, Ed.D. and former head of Hawthorne’s. Department of English.  In November 2013 Professor Gilmore received the New Hampshire State Grange’s Community Citizen Award for his efforts to maintain Antrim’s history.