Featuring selected items
specific to Conway, NH

click here for printable order form


Good news:
"The Conway Cemetery Book"
is now available!



Compiled by Brian Wiggin and Ken and Jane Rancourt,

It began to take shape back in the fall.
We started out with 42 known cemeteries in the town,
and during the course of research,
we were able to document 51 in the Conways.

It's part of our contribution to town history,
as part of the ongoing "Conway Celebrates Legacy" yearlong series of events
leading up to the 250th anniversary of the town's founding on Oct. 1, 1765.


The 68-page book contains
at least one photograph of each cemetery or graveyard,
along with road directions and a GPS coordinate for each.
There is also a map of Conway, showing all the graves,
along with historical information and family names.

The book is available at Salyards Museum (603-447-6096)
or you may also purchase a copy from any historical society board member:
Ken and Jane Rancourt,
Howard West;
Bill Arnold,
Susan Proctor,
Joe Phillips,
Tom Bryant,
Chris Delano
or Lenny Whitmore.

Cost is $15 for Conway Historical Society members or $20 for non-members.
(Cost to join the CHS is $20 per year,
which includes admission to all events and a monthly newsletter).


Make checks payable to the Conway Historical Society.
These funds will help continue with
keeping our history alive and with outreach programs.



William Marvel grew up on Davis Hill in South Conway, where he still lives. He has been writing about nineteenth-century American history for more than three decades.

“The Neighbors' War” - William Marvel

The Conway Historical Society is proud to announce the publication of William Marvel’s new book, “The Neighbors' War.” This book is newly published and has been prepared just in time for the Town of Conway 250th anniversary celebration

“Conway was a Copperhead town, where most voters opposed Abraham Lincoln’s war. Dozens of citizens nevertheless served in the Union army, but with diverse motives. Some undoubtedly believed in the value of national unity, some sought adventure, and many more were poor enough to need the pay, but most of them responded to escalating offers of cash bounties. The folks at home attended to business, devoting little attention to the war until the strain of filling the armies set them against each other.”

This book is now available at the Conway Historical Society: $20.00, or by mail: $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping and handling. To order, click on "order form" above.

 


Janet MacAllister Hounsell, born October 2, 1926 in Canaan, VT, graduated from Lancaster Academy, Lancaster, NH and was employed as a telegrapher by the Western Union Tel. Co. before her marriage.She worked as a reporter-photographer for the North Conway Reporter from 1971 to 1983, when she retired.
In her late years, she reported the Conway news and popular “Geezer” items for the Conway Daily Sun; her “I See by the Paper” appeared weekly in the Carroll County Independent and "Hill and Vales Tales” in the Berlin Reporter.
She self-published a soft cover book, “Middle Age Spread” in the 1970’s. In 1998 she completed “Conway, NH, 1765-1997” for the Horne Book Committee of the Conway Historical Society. She was a member and officer of that organization for many years.

Conway, New Hampshire, 1765-1997: Including Its Villages: Center Conway, Conway Village, East Conway, Intervale, Kearsarge, North Conway, Redstone [Hardcover] Janet McAllister Hounsell & Ruth B. Horne, authors

$35.00 plus $12.00 shipping and handling
- To order, click on "order form" above.




Jacquard Loom throw:
Covered Bridges of
Mt Washington Valley




Jacquard Loom throw:
Historic Buildings
of Conway, NH

Jacquard Loom throws - 2 designs:
Covered Bridges of Mt Washington Valley andHistoric Buildings of Conway

$45.00 each + 13.00 shipping and handling to order, click on "order form" above.


Conway Historical Society
100 Main Street / P.O. Box 1949
Conway, New Hampshire 03818
603-447-5551

Thank you to BayRing Communications for support
of this website