Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire

Presenter: Cristina Ashjian

In the early 20th century, the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale of abandoned farms to summer residents. After introducing the country house movement, Cristina Ashjian focuses attention on some of the great country estates featured in the New Hampshire program between 1902 and 1913. Which private estates were recognized as exemplary, and who were their owners? Using historic images and texts, Ashjian discusses well-known estates now open to the public such as The Fells on Lake Sunapee, The Rocks in Bethlehem, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, and she includes local examples when possible. 


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Please note the change in date from May 23rd to May 24th. 

Event Details


Friday, May 24, 2024 6:30pm


Tracy Memorial Library
304 Main Street
New London NH 03257

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Tracy Memorial Library

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Sue Eaton, 603-456-8263