On sale now -- Newichawannock Bridge & Canal commemorative mugs and crocks by Deneen Pottery

The gorgeous pen and ink drawing by Brookfield artist Judy Brenner of the Newichawannock Bridge & Canal has been graphically reproduced onto mugs and crocks created by Deneen Pottery. The mugs, available in four colors -- blue, burgundy, charcoal and green can be purchased for $20 each at the Union Station in Heritage Park or at the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner (Lovell Union Grange building) at 26 Province Lake Road or at the Wakefield Town Hall Tax Collector's Office. The crocks are available in one color only, for $22 each. Check out the close-ups in the slide show below:


Wakefield Heritage Commission

Wakefield Town Hall

2 High Street

Sanbornville, New Hampshire 03872

603-520-9701

e-mail: wakefieldheritage@yahoo.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.



Historic Wakefield NH


 2016 Dates & Times


*Free admission to all venues*
Union Train Station

One Chapel Street, in Union; 

Open June 25 thru October 9, 

Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.

Freight House / Model train layout

One Chapel Street, in Union;

Open June 25 thru October 9

Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4 p.m.


Galley Museum

at the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner

26 Province Lake Road

Open June 22 thru October 9

Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon 


Blacksmith Shop 

Bridge Street in Union 

Open June 25 thru October 9

Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4



Union Station- The original station was built approximately in 1854 and replaced by a new station in 1911. This station served as a passenger embarkation and debarkation point for local people, and for many years housed the Union Post Office.


Today, Union Station houses numerous artifacts, photographs and antiques related to the region's manufacturing, ice harvesting and railroading heritage.  

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 on the link to the "1909 B&M Railroad Model" above for more information and photos.

From left to right: Union Station, part of the Heritage Park Railroad Museum in Union; a portion of the HO scale model Boston & Maine Railroad model (center), which is located in the Freight House (left). The venues are open weekends, Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m., thru October 9. Admission is free! 

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.