Model stagecoach on display at the Heritage Centre of Wakefield Corner Gallery/Museum.
B&M Water Tower is up! See
'Projects' page for more info.
Pictured above, from left to right, Union Station, a portion of the 1909 Boston and Maine Railroad HO scale model at the Heritage Park Railroad Museum, and Heritage Commission volunteers Rick Poore and members Pam Wiggin, Nancy Hall and Annette Perry at the Commission's table during 2017 Wakefield Pride Day.
Thanks to all volunteers and visitors for a wonderful 2017 season. Stay tuned for photographs and updates regarding ongoing projects and information on special and ongoing events for the 2018 season, when the Wakefield Heritage Commission celebrates its 25th year!
WHC Vice Chair Phil Twombley at the Station Master's booth at Union Station. Members and volunteers are working on a series of special events in 2018 to commemorate the Commission's 25th year of historic preservation in Wakefield.
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.
Wakefield Heritage Commission
Wakefield Town Hall
2 High Street
Sanbornville, New Hampshire 03872
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.