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JC Kenneth Poore The Poore Farm
The Poore Family Farm

Due to the insight and
generosity of one man
J. C. Kenneth Poore, The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy was founded in 1979. Kenneth was the last Poore descendant and the first Chairman of the Board for The Foundation. Kenneth bequeathed his family’s 100-acre settlement, land, buildings and contents, to The Foundation he created, to serve as a historical and educational site, to a way of life that existed prior-to rural electrification.

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Pack a picnic & stay a spell!

The Museum and grounds are open for public interpretation from June through September, hosting a variety of cultural events, demonstrations, field trips, concerts, social gatherings and a six week student jobs program. For the latest happenings check our Events Page

June - September 30th

Fri - Sunday & Holidays
11AM - 3PM
or as posted
and by appointment

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Drive 7 Miles North of
Colebrook, NH or 7 Miles South of Pittsburgh on Hollow Road, Route 145.
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The Museum
    is a historic homestead & settlement portraying one family's life from the 1830's to the 1980s. The house, barns and out-buildings are all in authentic condition and reflect their original use and era. The feeling one gets when entering the homestead is to step back in time, to one that existed prior to rural electrification of the northern most regions of NH.
     The Museum is the last remaining, original 100-acre historic farm settlement of its kind in the North Country. Being the only Museum in the region the Farm makes for a great tourist destination for the young and old alike.
     The Poore Farm is considered by many to be the most important historic landmark in New Hampshire. It has a large collection of historical clothing, artifacts, newspapers, magazines, diaries and letters from the civil war to present, hand tools, horse drawn wagons and farming implements, including a vast collection of ever day life items. Much is on display, being preserved for future generations. The genealogical information about the Farm’s family and their connection to members of the North Country community is of particular interest to our visitors, tracing their heritage back some 200 years.

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    The Museum campus has enjoyed significant growth over the years and takes pride in it's accomplishments and many years of service to the community. We recently completed a multiple year/phase Arts initiative that has increased our capacity to host outdoor traditional performing Arts events. The amphitheater venue has added to the vitality and infrastructure of the region and help The Foundation meet the growing demand of the local community and tourists alike for more cultural performances. For more on our musical and cultural events see our Events Page. See more @ Activities

Natural & Cultural Conservation
    As part of our land management and conservation plan, The Foundation has embarked on an ambitious effort to establish and maintain a 70-acre environmental study area that includes a trail system and a Nature Center to enhance science curriculum in the local schools and provide educational and recreational opportunities for the public. See more @ Nature

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The Poore Family
Foundation for North
Country Conservancy,

is a New Hampshire based, state and federally sanctioned 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The foundation owns, operates and maintains the Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum, a 100-acre original settlement nestled in the hills of the Connecticut River Valley in Stewartstown, NH.

The Foundation’s Mission
is to conserve, continue and propagate the traditional spirit, values and philosophy of living of the settlers who lived on the headwaters of the Connecticut River Valley.

The Foundation | About Us

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Support the Poore Family Homestead Historic Farm Museum - All donations are fully tax deductible. Donate Safely and Securely by PayPal Or by mail. Visit Contribute for more info.

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    The Foundation has “broken-ground” on the construction phase of a Federal Highway Administration, National Scenic and Cultural Byways Program approved Visitor Welcoming Center constructed on Museum property, that will provide modern facilities for the touring public. The Center will enhance the Foundation’s capacity to serve the public, add to the region’s vitality and economic growth. The Visitor Center will be a focal point for the Museum and tie our campus together.

See more
at our Visitor Center Design [Flikr Gallery] or Visit Contribute for more info.

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| 629 Hollow Road Route 145 , Stewartstown, NH 03676 | Seasonal: (603) 237 5313

Mail to:
The Poore Family Foundation
438 Fish Pond Road, Colebrook NH 03576 | Office: (603) 237-5500

The Poore Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, IRS Tax ID # 02-0346213.
All contributions are fully tax deductible.

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