Lyndeborough’s show-and-tell program set for Town Hall

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Lyndeborough Historical Society will hold its annual show-and-tell program at Town Hall from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 3.

The society will have a display of old pictures and current projects. Visitors are invited to bring anything they wish to share.

The committee currently working on an update of the 1905 and 1955 town histories will present an overview of that project. The plan is to have it completed next year, and help and comment are welcome.

The society is offering 12 of the hall’s 1890s wooden chairs for sale at $20 each to begin a fund to pay for the publication of the new history.

It’s believed the chairs were made by the Emerson Co., of Milford. Pinnacle Grange No. 18 bought them for Town Hall, and the Grand Army of the Republic purchased them for Citizens’ Hall.

Those at Citizens’ Hall were replaced in the 1970s “by some that are much more comfortable,” according to newspaper accounts, while they remained in use at Town Hall until a few years ago.

During the late 1960s, when Town Hall wasn’t being used, it was invaded by porcupines. Many of the chairs have their tooth marks, adding “some character and some history,” according to society members.

The program is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

– JESSIE SALISBURY

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