CONWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
specific to Conway, NH
here for printable
"The Conway Cemetery Book"
is now available!
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.
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.
book is available at Salyards Museum (603-447-6096)
or you may also purchase a copy from any historical society board
Ken and Jane Rancourt,
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).
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
Neighbors' War” - William Marvel
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
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.”
book is now available at the Conway Historical Society: $20.00,
or by mail: $20.00 plus $7.00 shipping and handling.
order, click on "order form" above.
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
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.
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.
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
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:
of Conway, NH
Loom throws - 2 designs:
Covered Bridges of Mt Washington Valley andHistoric Buildings of
each + 13.00 shipping and handling to order, click on "order
Conway Historical Society
100 Main Street / P.O. Box 1949
Conway, New Hampshire 03818