Historic Wakefield NH

Model stagecoach on display at the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner Gallery/Museum. Mugs and other unique items are for sale. 

The Heritage Commission's season is in full swing  with lots of free displays and events!

Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner 

Some (other) highlights from the season so far... 

Pictured above, from left to right, top, Union Station during Wakefield Heritage Day, July 28, 2018 ; WHC and Lake Shore Association members at the dedication ceremony of the restored Boston & Maine Railroad water tower held on June 23, 2018; lower left: the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner & Lovell Union Grange in Wakefield's historic district, and, at Union Station, WHC member and docent Phil Twombley.

The Freight house at Heritage Park -- A must see for summer!

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Classmates who attended school at the one-room East Wakefield School House gathered for a reunion on Wednesday, July 28. Back row from left to right: Steve Mazda, Nancy Weeks Plybon, Clara Weeks Clark,  Bobby Weeks Harris. Middle row from left: Bill Blackwood, Bill Sparhawk, Forest Smart, Joyce Smart Grinnell. Front row from left: Adele Sparhawk Schweizer, Jana Chadbourne Mayotte, Dorothy Wentworth, John Blackwood. The School House is open free to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon, August through September.  ​For the full story and more pics, check out Tom Beeler's story by clicking on this link:

​​Established in 1993, the Wakefield Heritage Commission has developed plans to restore areas of the community that reflect the importance of Wakefield in transportation, manufacturing, and farming. With the generous support of volunteers, financial donors, and grants, the first building constructed in the village of Sanbornville, the Garvin Building, was restored. Upon completion, the Wakefield Heritage Commission sold the Garvin Building. It remains a focal point and tribute to the history of the community. In recent years, the Commission, thanks to a small army of talented and generous volunteers, has restored Union Station and the Freight House in Union, the Lovell-Union Grange, and the Spinney Meeting House. In 2014, the Newichawannock Bridge and Canal, built in 1868, was designated as the town's second National Historic District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

East Wakefield school house reunion 

Please visit the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner, also known as the Lovell Union Grange, this summer. In June 2006, the Lovell Union Grange organization deeded the property (again for $1.00) to the Wakefield Heritage Commission, which currently uses the building as a museum preserving the Grange heritage,  the Stage Stop museum, office and meeting space. The Heritage Centre is generally open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon for the summer. Items such as books, historic reference documents, custom mugs, puzzles, and more are available for sale. The Centre is located at 26 Province Lake Road. 

Model Railroad Project

Make sure to visit the Heritage Park Railroad Museum this season and marvel at the HO scale model of the Boston and Maine Railroad as it served the five villages of Wakefield in 1909. The model was painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. A team of volunteer ferroenquinologists, which means "students of the iron horse," has dedicated countless hours and resources to the project, which has been in the works for nearly four years. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the craftsmanship!  Click here for more information.

Wakefield Heritage Commission

Wakefield Town Hall

2 High Street

Sanbornville, New Hampshire 03872

e-mail: info@historicwakefieldnh.com

On the web: www.historicwakefieldnh.com

The Wakefield Heritage Commission is an agency of the Town of Wakefield and shares in the town's federal income tax exempt status regarding donations as per NH RSA 673:4-a, RSA674:44-a, through RSA 674:44d. Charitable contributions to government units are tax deductible under section 170c(1) of the Internal Revenue Code when made for public purpose.