Plaistow Historical Society, Inc. the beginning

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.