2008 PHS Annual Report

Source: Plaistow 2008 Annual Report

This past year the Society has continued to work with the members of the community by preserving and presenting the history of Plaistow. Our museum was open Old Home Day and Wednesday evenings in the summer. We have also been available by appointment to give teaching sessions and tours of the museum.

We coordinate every year the vendors on Old Home Day. This year we are pleased to announce that what we made had increased significantly from what we made last year.

We are in the ongoing process of cataloging and accessioning objects and documents that are related to Plaistow’s past. Old photographs also are being identified, scanned into computer storage, and indexed for easy retrieval. What happens today is tomorrow’s history. Any artifacts, papers, and photos that pertain to Plaistow are welcome donations to the society.

Our website is continuously being updated with Plaistow historical anecdotes and other information. We are receiving many inquiries particularly from those who are researching genealogy and the history of their houses. All are welcome to visit us at www.plaistowhistorical.org.

We are pleased to announce that we have elected the following officers in November:

Bob Carolan, President
Mike Smith, Vice President
Catherine O’Brien, Recording Secretary
Tami Smith, Corresponding Secretary
Eleanor Peabody, Treasurer
Jeanne Smith and Mildred Ilsley, Members at Large

We always welcome new members and volunteers. Our meetings are held every third Tuesday from March to November at 7:00 PM. The public of all ages are welcome to attend as guests, see what we are all about, and meet us. We will be open on Old Home Day and tentatively Wednesday evenings during this summer. Again, we are also available by appointment. We can be reached via email, info@plaistowhistorical.org, or by phone: 603-382-1675.

Respectfully Submitted,
Catherine O’Brien, Recording Secretary