Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Exhibit at the Ossipee Valley Fair

Homespun &

   The PPHS will be doing an exhibit at the Ossipee Valley Fair again this year.  Drawing on History House's collection of hand crafted items, the exhibit will showcase the various skills people living in the 19th and early 20th century needed to make necessary household items.

Sewing, spinning quilting, basket and barrel making, shoe making and even toys for the children, this was a time when you didn't run to the store for items you wanted or needed. You made them yourself!

Visitors to the exhibit in the old Grange building on the fairgrounds can try their hand at weaving and take home a recipe for a farm favorite to try.

 Fair hours Thursday July 9 - Sunday July 12:

Thursday - Saturday
9 am - 9 pm

9 am - 6 pm

You will also be able to purchase your quilt raffle tickets at the fair (and see the quilt displayed).  You won't want to miss the change of winning this handmade masterpiece!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Stitch in Time

  This is a detail from the fabulous crazy quilt at History House.  One of the wonderful things you can see when you visit.  When was the last time you came to History House?  Isn't time for another visit?

   We had a a very successful opening of our current exhibit, Coming Home - 1865 on June 6th.  If you weren't able to make it that day there is one more open house planned for September 20, 2015.

   Raffle tickets are available for our beautiful quilt and we hope you will purchase some.  It is a major fund raiser for History House and we need to sell as many tickets as possible.  Proceeds from the raffle help us keep History House viable and allow us to conserve and exhibit all our fascinating artifacts.  Even if you aren't close enough to visit, your support through purchasing raffle tickets is much needed and greatly appreciated.  Tickets are 6 for $5.00 and you can sent a check with a phone number (so we can contact you when you win!) to:

P O BOX 250

    Another way you can show your support and also get some great summer reading is by purchasing Lyn Sudlow's book, A Vast Army of Women.  Lyn is our vice-president and has graciously agreed to donate 25% of the purchase price to PPHS.  It costs $25.00 plus shipping.  You can email us at:
pphs@parsonsfieldporterhistorical.org to get particulars about how you can own this very interesting book and help our continuing work at History House.

   Remember LOCAL HISTORY MATTERS and we can only continue keeping History House open and active if you chip in.  Thank you for all the support you have shown in the past; without you History House wouldn't exist.