Walpole Historical Society

Open Saturdays, Noon -4pm

From Craft to Industry: Clock-making in Rural Massachusetts, 1785 – 1825, with a story about Walpole, 1794 - 1804 -- September 2 at 12:30 pm – Robert Cheney, Executive Director and Curator of the Willard House and Clock Museum in North Grafton, Ma., discusses the transformation of the Willard family business. Lindy Larson shares his knowledge of clock-making, focusing on Gurdon Huntington, whose recently restored clock in our collection will be discussed.

The Museum is open Saturdays from noon to 4pm from

July 27 through October 19, 2024.

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Volunteers having fun working with the Museum's collection on Tuesday morning from 10am to noon.  Please join us!  We welcome your participation.

The second concert presented by the Historical Society featuring its 1790s Bellows-Alcott pianoforte received a standing ovation!

The Windsor Chair - September 9 at 12:30 PM - Fred Ernst discusses why and how he learned to build Windsor chairs, with examples of his finished
work and some of the tools he used

Researching?  See the full text of "A History of Walpole, New Hampshire"
volumes 1 and 2, by Martha McDanolds Frizzell (1963).
Volume 1 is a narrative history with property recordsVolume 2 contains genealogical histories.

Timothy Hamilton, piano conservator, discussing the condition and restoration plan for the Historical Society's Bellows-Alcott pianoforte made in London in the 1790s by Frederick Beck.

Joanna Andros leading a discussion of The Understory on August 26 at 12:30 pm, exploring the world of undergarments with the many examples in our collection.

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Visitor Parking next to the Museum. Take Academy Lane to top of the hill. An ADA accessible ramp is there.