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Jackson Historical Society

23 Black Mountain Road
Jackson, New Hampshire 03846

. . .keeping the past alive

Welcome to Our Store

The Historical Society has several items for sale to generate funds for the Society and to chronicle the history of Jackson. To place your order, submit your request with payment to PO Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846 - or stop by the Society.
Please add $5.00 postage for each item. You can find the order form here.

Brush and Pen: Artists and Writers of the White Mountains

This documentary DVD shown on NH and VT public television was produced by emmy-award winner Andrea Melville. This special edition includes a segment filmed at the Bartlett school showing art teacher June McLeavey using 19th century art as a tool in the classroom.

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Early Women Artists in the White Mountains

Catalog for the permanent exhibit added in 2021 of women artists who painted in the White Mountains from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. The catalog includes biographies of 14 women and 20 paintings by them.

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The Oldest Houses in Jackson

This book by Alice Warwick Pepper tells about the 26 oldest houses in Jackson still in existence and built prior to 1860. Alice provides construction details and interesting stories of the original owners. There are "then and now" photographs of 23 of the houses and maps showing their locations.


Dolly Copp and the Pioneers of the Glen

This reprint of George N. Cross's 1927 book chronicles the story of Dolly Copp, who settled in Pinkham Notch in the 1840's. Dolly's husband, Hayes Dodifer Copp, built their farmhouse to provide lodging and meals to travelers going north to Gorham and Randolph. Dolly is famous for her parting words to Dodifer - "fifty years is enough, I am leaving."

Dolly Copp

Yesterdays - Lodging Places of Jackson and Their Recipes

This hard cover book, profusely illustrated, provides the histories of twenty-four early lodging places in Jackson, eight of which are still in business. There are dozens of recipes, cooking tips and old-time remedies along with stories about the owners. It is reprinted from Margaret Garland's work from 1978.


Jackson Reminiscences

This reprint of the 1974 original was reviewed in the New York Times, which opened with "If you are lucky enough to find a copy of Reminiscences of Jackson 1900-1950, [this is] a remarkable oral history of the New Hampshire village compiled by sixth graders...". Twenty-five elder citizens were interviewed to capture their memories of people and events during the first half of hte 20th century. It is well illustrated with photographs of hte participants.

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Letters to my Grandchildren

This series of charming letters written by Doris Fernald Cotton of her memories of growing up in Jackson was compiled by her daughter, Alice Warwick Pepper. Doris was born in Jackson in 1906 and died in 2004, aged 98.