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Gift Shop

The Penacook Historical Society is pleased to offer the following items for sale. ALL proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Rolfe Homestead and funding the many events we do for the benefit of the community. You may wonder what those events are? Well, annually we have Back Porch Concerts, Halloween Parades, and Christmas in Penacook, all with free admission.

 

Holiday Card

$2.00 each

Blank black and white cards with the 1790's Rolfe Barn depicted, which is the largest double english barn in New Hampshire.

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2014 Calendar - Hanging

$10.00

8.5 by 11 inch hanging calendar with thirteen black and white scenes on parchment looking card stock including pictures of the flood of 1896, the B&M railroad crash of 1908, the Railroad freight and passenger depot, farmers haying and tilling the field. A photo of the Rolfe Barn, the largest double english barn in New Hampshire and the 1774 Rolfe House, the oldest house in Penacook (Concord area).

Calendar includes all State and Federal Holidays. Also, we have included TPHS potluck / presentation dates.

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2014 Calendar - Desktop

$10.00

8.5 by 11 inch book style calendar with thirteen black and white scenes on white card stock including pictures of the flood of 1896, the B&M railroad crash of 1908, the Railroad freight and passenger depot, farmers haying and tilling the field. A photo of the Rolfe Barn, the largest double english barn in New Hampshire and the 1774 Rolfe House, the oldest house in the Concord area.

Calendar includes all State and Federal Holidays. Also, TPHS potluck / presentation dates.

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Penacook Historical Society - Concord Candle Works Soy Candle

Concord Candle Works Soy Candles

$11.95

Concord Candle Works makes pure soy candles with many different fragrances. These candles do not have any chemicals, or paraffin added that create upper respiratory issues. Which means Concord Candle Works scented soy candles are clean burning. No soot. The fragrances we add to our soy candles even have msds sheets available upon request. This means we are confident that our candles will provide the desired pleasures that candle lover enjoy without black soot forming and better yet, no breathing issues. Finger dipping in the melt pool of our soy candles can be used as a natural hand moisturizer it is cool enough not to hurt. Don't try that with paraffin. Our larger soy candles are double wicked and every Concord Candle Works soy candle is tested for even burning, and fragrance throw. Therefore you get your moneys worth, and it's healthy too. Soy wax is all natural, the fragrances are infused with essential oils, even the wick is made out of cotton. I love soy candles and you will too. The best part is if you live local to us, we can take your empty candle and have it refilled for a reduced price.

Be Green, Breathe Clean - team

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Puzzle - 1834 Rolfe House

$19.95

99 Piece puzzle of the 1834 Rolfe House which is located at 11 Penacook St in Penacook NH. In January 2008, the Society purchased the house built by Nathaniel’s son Abiel in 1834. This 14-room farmhouse remained in the Rolfe family into the early 1990s, and has many original features intact. The Society is using the first floor for meeting and exhibit space and is renting office space and a small apartment on the second floor. The Rolfe House is on the State Register of Historic Places and it is listed Nationally as being in the Rolfe Family Historic District.

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Puzzle - Cows in the Pasture

$19.95

99 Piece puzzle of the the view from the South side of the 1834 Rolfe House. This pasture is owned by The Morrill Family Farm, as well as the cows, which you may find grazing. This fact doesn't really have much significant Historic value but it sure is an attraction for the locals. Maybe, it is due to the demise of the family farm; the Morrill Family Farm is one of two which is still in operation in the Concord, NH area. Or maybe it is just because people love to watch and talk to cows!

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Pure NH Maple Syrup

$7.95 / half pint (Only size available)

One Half Pint of pure NH Maple Syrup from the 2011 season and provided by the Comte Family Farm from Nottingham, NH. Grade is "B" and it is delicious on pancakes and french toast. Enjoy!

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Penny Cook Indian Pewter Medallion

$9.95

"Penacook Historical Society" and "Incorporated 1977" are on the front which depicts a Pennycook Indian in a canoe. Penacook was named for the Indians that lived in the area when the Pennycook Plantation was started. Pennycook means Crooked River and the Merrimack River is very crooked as it goes up through Concord. On the back is a picture of the Old Twin Bridge which lasted from 1850-1951. Each coin is Numbered and and measures 1.5 inches in diameter by 1/8 inches thick.

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Penny Cook Indian Bronze Medallion

$14.95

"Penacook Historical Society" and "Incorporated 1977" are on the front which depicts a Pennycook Indian in a canoe. Penacook was named for the Indians that lived in the area when the Pennycook Plantation was started. Pennycook means Crooked River and the Merrimack River is very crooked as it goes up through Concord. On the back is a picture of the Old Twin Bridge which lasted from 1850-1951. Each coin is Numbered and and measures 1.5 inches in diameter by 1/8 inches thick.

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Penacook Historical Society - Medallion Keychains

Penny Cook Indian Medallion Keychain - Pewter and Bronze

Pewter is $14.95 and Bronze is $19.95

The same coins as above but on a handy keychain.

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Penacook Historical Society - Rolfe Barn DVD/Video

A House, A Barn, A Community

DVD - $19.95

In 2002, Penacook residents learned that a beloved barn was on the verge of being dismantled and moved thousands of miles away. The Nathaniel Rolfe Barn, believed to be one-of-a-kind in New Hampshire, had stood near the banks of the Merrimack River for over 200 years. Its sturdy frame and cathedral-like interior spoke to the richness of the floodplain soils, as well as to carpentry skills now nearly lost. The structure also encapsulated over two centuries of local history, as Penacook shifted from an agrarian economy to a prosperous industrial village.

This video tells the remarkable story of how a small village rallied to save its barn – a story that caught the attention of the national press. It is a story common to many towns, as citizens grapple with the challenges of maintaining local heritage and ensuring a future for vacant or underused buildings. It also tells of a community landmark like no other and what it represents to its neighbors, as well as to people everywhere.

Through stunning images, historical photographs, and interviews with scholars and local residents, the video artfully introduces you to a stunning building, its family and its community.

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Penacook Historical Society - Historic Building Markers

Historical Building Markers

Name & Date - $49.50
Date Only - $28.50
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