Lee Historical Society

Lee Historical Society Publications:  Available at Museum

The Annals of a Country Church by David Allan

This book was written by David Allan in 1985. It chronicles the history of the Lee Church Congregational from its origins in the mid 1700s until the mid 1980s. The book is full of interesting facts and wonderful photos. For a limited time only, get The Annals of a Country Church Part II compiled by Gifford Wilcox FREE with the purchase of the original The Annals of a Country Church. Part II covers the Church’s history from 1984 to 1992.
Proceeds benefit the Lee Historical Society

Price: $5.00

Available on Ebay

Lee in 4 Centuries by Ursula Baier

This book was written for the Town’s Bicentennial in 1966. The book chronicles the history of the Town up to that point. It is full of interesting facts and photos of the Town. Proceeds benefit the Lee Historical Society

Price – $5.00

Available on Ebay

The Early Roads and Settlers of Lee, NH by Melvin E. Jenkins

This book was written by Melvin Jenkins, a selectman in Lee and surveyor. The history of the roadways in Lee is explored and a brief history of the Town is given. The book includes copies of many old maps of the Town. Proceeds benefit the Lee Historical Society

Price –  – $15.00

Available on Ebay

Jeremiah Smith Grange Book by Donna Eisenhard

This book was published in 2010 and contains a thorough history of the Jeremiah Smith Grange. It has some wonderful photos and great stories about the Grange and its members. Proceeds benefit the Lee Heritage Commission

Price – $20

Available on Ebay

Sketches of Lee by Mike Ward

In the summer of 1957 the Ward family moved from Brooklyn, New York to Lee, New Hampshire to escape gang violence. It was an era when racial tensions were high and they were the first “colored family” in the area. Needless to say, over the years they encountered many interesting experiences and created a storied life. They also became respected members of the community, led by parents, Harold and Virginia Ward, a couple with strong convictions and compassion.

Price – $20

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The Early Mills and Industry of Lee, NH by Richard Wellington

This book was written by Richard Wellington, a selectman in Lee and was compiled and researched by Randy Stevens and Susan Wellington, Richard’s daughter. The book covers the mills and industries in Lee beginning in the early 1600s until the 20th century. The book is full of interesting facts and wonderful photos. Proceeds benefit the Lee Heritage Commission

Price  – $20

Available on Ebay

Oliver C. Gilbert by Jody Fernald and Stephanie Gilbert

This book chronicles the life and times of Oliver Cromwell Gilbert. Gilbert was a runaway slave who traveled the Underground Railroad and stayed for time at the Cartland Farm in Lee. Proceeds benefit the Lee Heritage Commission

Price – $10

Available on Ebay

 

The Railroad that Passed through Lee NH – 1874 – 1934

This book was written by Randy Stevens and published in 2003. It covers the building of the rail line through Lee and its usage during its years of operation. The book is full of interesting facts and photos of the railroad including the station in South Lee and some wonderful maps.

Proceeds benefit the Lee Historical Society

Price – $12

Available on Ebay

Lee, New Hampshire by John Scales

This book was published for Old Home Week during the town of Lee’s 150th anniversary in 1916. The book chronicles the history of the Town up to that point. It is full of interesting facts about the Town.

Proceeds benefit the Lee Heritage Commission

Price – $4

Available on Ebay

The Story of Peter Little Bear by David Allan and Leslie Hamilton

When settlers from across the Great Water move into their New England town during the seventeenth century, Peter Little Bear and his clan experience much tension, which ultimately leads to battle.

ISBN: 1933002042
ISBN-13: 978-1933002040
Proceeds benefit the Lamprey River Advisory Committee

Price – $10

Land in Our Hands (Burleigh-Demerit Farm) by Martha Butterfield - $20

The story of the Burley-Demeritt Farm in Lee, NH spans over 250 years and is told in six sections with over 260 photos and illustrations. The farm was owned by seven generations of the Burley, Furber and Demeritt families before it was purchased by the University of New Hampshire in 1969 and is now operated by UNH as an organic dairy farm. 

ISBN-10 1329902955
ISBN-13 9781329902954
Proceeds benefit the Lee Heritage Commission

Price – $20
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Down The Mast Road (reprint of John M. Duncan’s 1956 publication; transcribed from the original book by Scott Bugbee)

Down the Mast Road is a historical fiction written by John M. Duncan and originally published in 1956. Fourteen-year-old Obadiah Merritt is living at home in Lee, New Hampshire with his mother Patience and their slave Pluvius, while Obadiah’s father is away in New Jersey involved with the Revolutionary War. The mayor approaches Obadiah wanting to hire him and his oxen Judge and Jury to cut one of the King’s pines for the mainmast of a ship under construction.  The story follows Obadiah’s trials and tribulations as the young teamster works his way down the mast road. 

ISBN 9781483575551
Proceeds benefit the Lee Heritage Commission

Price – $20