The Mont Vernon General Store, Clocks, and More: Saturday, March 23

A History of Small Businesses in Mont Vernon

The second program in the Mont Vernon Historical Society’s three part series Mont Vernon Tells the Story will be held on Saturday, March 23 in the Meeting Room on the first floor of the Town Hall. The program, “The Mont Vernon General Store, Clocks, and More: A History of Small Businesses in Mont Vernon”, will begin at 1 p.m.

Many know about the big hotels and guest houses that Mont Vernon once held, and the farms in town, and even the private schools – but what about other businesses? There have been more than you may realize.

Historical society member David Brooks will talk about well-known businesses like the Mont Vernon General Store, still  a centerpiece in town, and David Dutton’s clock-making, as well as lesser known businesses like fox raising,  furniture making, and ice-cutting. Then there was the town ski area (which wasn’t really a business but is worth talking about anyway!), and more recent enterprises.

Time for questions and memories to share will be welcome.

The third program will be presented in April – details to follow soon.

The program is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.  Questions Contact Museum Curator MaryJo Marcely at  Hannahsgarden@hotmail.com

Customized Plaques – Ongoing Fundraiser

Still available, customized house plaque for your home or given as a gift. They are suitable for old homes and new. You choose the wording. There are two shapes and three sizes available with the prices ranging from $40-60. Order forms available at the Mont Vernon General Store, Daland Memorial Library, and Selectmen’s Office in the Town Hall. Payments need to accompany each order. Money raised will be used for ongoing preservation projects in the museum.

Membership – Please support the historical society and become a member. Annual dues per person are as follows: adults $20; 18 and younger $5; lifetime $200. Join when visiting the museum when open, or mail to the Mont Vernon Historical Society, PO Box 15, Mont Vernon, NH. Please include name (s), mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address. Checks made out to Mont Vernon Historical Society.

Questions? Contact, President Eloise Carleton at  eloisecarleton@comcast.net; Museum Curator Mary Jo Marcely atHannahsgarden@hotmail.com; Assistant Museum Curator Sandy Kent at  slkent57@gmail.com.

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