THE NEW HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

Date: June 20, 2022

Time: 7 p.m.

Location:

Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium

186 Main Street, Newmarket

Fee:

Introducing the Historical Society’s new 2022 Downtown Historic Walking Tour

The  story behind the creation of the new self-guided  Walking tour of 50 sites of historic significance.

The presentation will highlight  just a few of the fascinating stories brought back from the past 300 years or so of the town’s history. The sites feature not so much  the physical structure as much as the lives of those who lived or worked there.  Their struggles, achievements and  failures which have been hidden for far too long.

Newly found maps, such as this section of the old town landing in 1800, documents and diaries, deed searches by George Walker, as well as information cleaned from the Rev. James Hill Fitts,  Sylvia Fitts Getchell, Nellie Palmer George and Bertha Palmer Greene’s books, published accounts from old editions of the Granite Monthly and the archives of the Newmarket Advertiser, as well as Professor Richard Candee’s work on the Newmarket Historic District, have  all contributed an indepth  review of the town’s history.

This program will touch on just a few of the stories of family triumphs, mysteries, tragedies — stories of intrigue, humor, of oddities and above all — Perseverance .


Presented by:

Presented by:  John & Kristin Carmichael - long time members of the members of the New Market Historical Society