Category Archives: From the Archives

Object of the Month: June 2014 – An Unidentified Object

The Hanson Historical Society’s photograph collection includes an unlabeled photograph of this interesting object, and we are hoping to use the power of crowd sourcing to identify it!   Here is the unidentified object: Does anyone know what this object … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: May 2014 – Lloyd S. Josselyn and His Bicycle

May is Bicycle Month, so this month’s object is a wonderful photograph of Lloyd Sumner Josselyn and his bicycle. Lloyd was born in Pembroke on 8 September 1859, the son of David A. and Sophronia F. (Keene) Josselyn. He married … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: March 2014 – Maud Gilbert (Brewster) Bodell Gorham Collection

In honor of Women’s History Month, March’s Object of the Month will focus on a photograph collection of former Hanson Historical Society member Maud(e) Gilbert (Brewster) Bodell Gorham. Our archives contain a wonderful small collection of photographs and tintypes of the … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: February 2014 – Pomp’s Orchard

To celebrate African American History month, February’s Object of the Month is a transcribed oral history detailing “Pomp’s Orchard”, the cottage and orchard of Pomp, a former slave of the House family. Pomp was an African American slave owned by … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: November 2013 – Gad Hitchcock Cradle

This summer, the Hanson Historical Society received a wonderful donation from the Hanover Historical Society: the Gad Hitchcock Jr. cradle, possibly built ca. 1749, made of cherry wood. The cradle belonged to the Pembroke Congregational minister Rev. Gad Hitchcock and his … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: September 2013 – Back to (Grammar) School

As we welcome the start of a new school year, September’s Object of the Month are images from our photograph collection of the “Old” and “New” South Grammar School of South Hanson. The “Old” South Grammar School was built by … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: August 2013 – A Day At The Beach

With the hot days of summer upon us, August’s Object of the Month is a tintype taken at Nantasket Beach of an unidentified man and two women from the photograph collection of the Hanson Historical Society. This tintype unfortunately has … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: July 2013 – Theodore Lyman Bonney Civil War Photograph

In honor of this patriotic month, July’s Object of the Month is a photograph of one of the twenty Hanson soldiers who gave their lives in the service of the U.S. Army during the Civil War: Theodore Lyman Bonney. Theodore … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: June 2013 – Elsie Calder’s History of the #4 Primary Schoolhouse

To celebrate the start of summer – and end of the school year – June’s Object of the Month is Elsie Calder’s History of the #4 Primary Schoolhouse from the manuscript collection of the Hanson Historical Society. Former Hanson Historical Society … Continue reading

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