May 26, 1881: Mr. C. W. Whitney has built an icehouse just East of his residence, which many have inquired about. It is not a Summerhouse. It is octagonal in shape, the roof running to a point and having latticed dormer windows put in part way up. It is so unique for an icehouse that no wonder people inquire what it is. It is possible to make even an icehouse attractive in appearance.
The sports collection is coming together with the help of Ken LaPointe and Donald Johnson and will be on display during the months of February and March. Both Ken and Donald were outstanding athletes at Troy High School. They played basketball and baseball and ran cross country. Ken said they all were good in cross country because that was part of the training for all sports. So stop by the museum to see our sports display.
Timeline … WWI ...People in Troy, Jaffrey and Dublin reported seeing signals/light flashes during the night from high up on Mt. Monadnock, (true). People from Jaffrey and Dublin climbed over the East side of Monadnock for months trying to find out what was going on. (true)
I was 6 years, 3 months and 28 days old on December 7, 1941. I was playing cards in the dinning room with my mother. Our radio was tuned to WBZ Boston when the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor came on around 3 in the afternoon, Eastern time, Sunday. I was scared, asked mom if we were going to be bombed? She made a few calls to her sisters in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Arizona. Later in the day when the news announced the Battleship Arizona was bombed, she first thought that bombs were dropped in the state of Arizona.
The Cookie Tour was an excellent way to close out the year. It was great greeting people and getting holiday greetings in return. We received many compliments on the beautiful Christmas tree donated by Gary Phelps. It was fun to share in the reminiscing of others about their holidays of the
What were you doing in March of 1993? Waiting for something new and different to appear in your mailbox? Well, that certainly happened ...
A group of volunteers decided Troy needed a village newsletter, a community forum "to provide Troy citizens with information about local events happening in Troy and issues that concern Troy." Eight pages long, it featured articles concerning the annual school meeting and town meeting. Twelve ads, some political, some local businesses, Gay-Kimball Library news and a monthly calendar filled the pages. Staff included Bob Hall, Bruce and Christy McCulley. The masthead stated it would be published "more or less monthly", was a private effort and mailed free of charge to residents, and totally financed by advertisers. And it was blue ...