NH Chronicle: The Summersworth Historical Museum

NH Chronicle: The Summersworth Historical Museum

Take to heart the history of their city



TO PATRIOT THE CITY THEY LOVE. ♪ AUDREY: THE YEAR WAS 1893, THE TOWN OF GREAT FALLS, NEW HAMPSHIRE WAS ABOUT TO BE INCORPORATED AS A TOWN. IT’S A NEW NAME, SOM — SUMMERWORTH. THE SPELLING WAS CHANGED WHEN THE MAN WHO COPYED THE CHARTER MISTAKENED SOMERSWORTH WRITTEN WITH AN O. THEY WERE AT THAT TIME THE GREAT FALSES OR OTHER FALLS. >> GEORGE PULLMAN IS THE FOUNDER OF THE SOMERSWORTH MUSEUM. HIS FASCINATION STARTED WHEN HE STARTED COLLECTING OLD POSTCARDS AND OTHER ITEMS >> AND MY WIFE DIDN’T SAID YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF THESE MATERIALS. YOU NEED TO GET IT OUT OF HERE >> AND THIS IS HOW THE S SOMERSWORTH MUSEUM ARRIVED. HE ASKED THE CITY FOR A ROOM IN THE CITY HALL BUILDING. WHAT STARTED WITH ROOMS CONTINUES TO GROW. >>I LOVE OLD BOTTLES, ESPECIALLY THE ONE WITH LABELS >> AND SOME OF THESE BOTTLES WERE EXTRACTED FROM HIS PROPERTY FROM A VERY UNUSUAL PLACE. >> IN REALITY, THERE WERE PROBABLY FIVE WHO CAME FROM HOUSE M >> I HAVE AT HOME ORUT TWO-SEATER. IF YOU HAVE MONEY, YOU HAVE A TWO-SEATER. I GOT A FEW KICKS AND SAIDAN CI INSERTED IT. SOMERSWORTH, GREAT FALLS IS MINE. >> IN 1822, ISAAC ANDAC JOB WENDELL ESTABLISHED THE GREAT FALLS MANUFACTURING COMPANY SUPPLIED BY THE RIVER T, WOVEN MISLL FABRIC. THE BOSNTO A FEHRYED PEOPLE AND THEY AOWLLED TROLLEY RESIDE AT YORK BEACH MAIN. THE DOWNTOWN WAS FLEILD WITH DEPARTMENT STORES. HOTEL. AN OPERA AND RESTAURANTS. >> YEAH, IT WAS A PROSPEROUS DOWNTOWN. WE SURE – WITH ALL THOSE MILLS. GREAT FALLS HAD ALL THE MILLS, ALTHEL HOUSES. THEY OWN THE WHOLE CITY. IT WAS A BOOMING PLACE ALL THE CLOTHING STORES AND, EVERYTHING WAS DOWNTOWN. >> THE MUSEUM’S CENTRAL RMOO PRESENTS THE BOTESTL OF THE COCA-CAOL BOTTLING PLANT. AN OLD 1848 FIRE TRUCK PART OF THE MILLS, THE ORIGINAL SPIDER BRAND CIGAR BACK TO THE 1930S. IT WAS MEAD AT CHARLES HERD’S CIGAR FACTORYDOWN. AND IN MORE RECENT TIMES DAN OTHER ITEMS MANUFACTURED ATHE T ELECTRIC COMPANY ALONG THE MAIN STREET. >> GE WAS HERE FOR 60 YEARS. WE WERE BUILT ON THE MAIN LINE THIRD FLOOR BUILT 30,000 METERS PER WEEK. >> APPEARENTLY, THE SCENT OF TROLLED NUTS IS FILLING DOWNTOWN THANKS TO THE KRISP NUT COMPANY. >> SO WA MR. DUCHENE IN TOWN. HE DOESN’T MAKE PEANU.TS HE JUST ROASTS THEM BUT THEY WERE ALL IN DOWNTOWN STORES. HE WILL SELL THEM AT SRETO ON.FR >> EACH ROOM IN THE MUSEUM HAS A THEME. THERE IS THELD O MAYOR’S US TTHA PACE TRIBUTE TO LOCAL POLITICIANS SHOWING THIS TOWN INCLUDING JIM MCLIN, MILITARY HALL, LOCAL RTAESURANTS. CHURCH, SCHOOLS AND CLSAS PHOTOS, EVERY CORNER OF THE HILL CITY IS INCLUDED HERE. >> YOU GET A TRUE SNAPSHOT OF WHAT SOMERSWOHRT WAS, IS AND COULD BE. JEANIE SHE COMES FROM ENGLAND BUT SOMERSWORTH IS HER ADOPTION HOME. SHE IS FASCINATED BY A HIGHLY PROFILE MURDER AT THE GREAT FALLS NATIONAL BANK. JOSEPH KELLI MURDEDRE JOSEPH STICKNEY ON A LYING DAY VOL. JANE YEAH IS WRITTEN THERE IS BKOO CALLED “MURDER AT 45” AS IT TKOO PLACE AT 45 MARKET STREET. ALTHOUGH THE PAST CAN OFTEN BE ROMANTICIZED, THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THE SOMERSWORTH OF YESTERDAY IS NO MORE. STORES CLOSED. GE CLOSED. IT IS QUIET. N BUT THEY HOPE FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN BRING NEW LIFE TO THE CITY AT THE HILLTOP. >> MAIN SEETRT IS EMPTY NOW. IT WAS FULL. >> FOR GEORGE, HE LOVES HOW PEOPLE REACT WHEN THEY DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW ABOUT THEIR CITY WITH EACH VISIT TO THE MUSEUM. >> THEY ALWAYS SAY I NEVER KNEW SOMERSWORTH HAS SO MANY THINGS. THERE IS SO MANY THINGS HERE IN TOWN. THEY GET A LOT BECAUSE THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEREFO BEF

NH Chronicle: The Summersworth Historical Museum

Take to heart the history of their city

Tonight we head to the Summersworth Historical Museum. From old photos that capture the city in the heyday of mills to products made at the GE factory, Audrey Cox talks to locals who collected, bought and displayed these pieces of history that pay homage to the city that they like. Also, the wooden pallet is the solid base that you often see in warehouses, but as Sean McDonald shows us, the pallet can be used for many different purposes. On Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire: The Wilton Public Library

Tonight we head to the Summersworth Historical Museum. From old photos that capture the city in the heyday of mills to products made at the GE factory, Audrey Cox talks to locals who collected, bought and displayed these pieces of history that pay homage to the city that they like.

Also, the wooden pallet is the solid base that you often see in warehouses, but as Sean McDonald shows us, the pallet can be used for many different purposes.

On Fritz Wetherbee’s New Hampshire: The Wilton Public Library


For more information on tonight’s stories:

HHP, Inc.

Palletized creations

Phelps Palette

Opportunity Networks

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Summersworth Historical Society and Museum


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