Organizational meeting photograph appearing in the Plaistow News Oct. 3, 1974, shows a group of Plaistow residents interested in forming a historical society.
The Haverhill Gazette, included a report in the Plaistow, New Hampshire section that:
The Plaistow Historical Society, Inc. became a reality because a group of 16 persons wanted it.
They met in their homes, at The American Legion Hall, the Plaistow Town Hall wherever they could to work out the details to form a historical society. A news clipping in the Haverhill Gazette announced Plaistow Historical Society Is Formed. At their October 10th, 1974, meeting, they adopted a constitution, put together a committee consisting of Paul and Thelma Holmes, Pauline Keezer, Frances Bramley and Dorothy Turner to name a slate of officers for the next meeting November 14, 1974.
Fundraising began immediately with a table at a Carl G. Davis Post, American Legion, Auxiliary’s flea market. That committee included Ruth Harju, Brenda Major and Marsha Galotti.