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. This program is available only as an in-person presentation. 

Event Details

When:

Monday, September 26, 2022 6:30pm

Where:

Taylor Community, Woodside Building
227 Ledges Drive
Laconia NH 03246

Hosted By:

Taylor Community

Contact Info:

Brenda Kean
603-366-1226