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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

Hours
June - September 30th

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


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DIRECTIONS

Drive 7 Miles North of
Colebrook, NH or 7 Miles South of Pittsburgh on Hollow Road, Route 145.


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ARTS & EVENTS
Arts
    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 about any musical and cultural events scheduled visit our calendar of Events Page

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SELF GUIDED TOUR
Download the Self Guided Tour for the Poore Farm Museum. Take it with you during your next visit. It includes museum directions, maps, exhibit descriptions, facts and history.

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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 of the collection is on display and also 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 visit our Events Page. See more @ Activities.
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   The Museum’s Board of Directors, consisting of community members with a passionate interest in the preservation and public interpretation of this unique Northern New Hampshire historic resource, takes the responsibility and stewardship of this inherited homestead most seriously. The Museum is more than just a treasure of physical artifacts, buildings and land within NH’s great North Woods, but also as our mission statement and articles of incorporation state, “the spirit and way of life of the early settlers of the Upper Connecticut River Valley”, which reflect those of the founders and builders of our country, the United States of America.
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Due to the insight and
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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.
The Foundation | About Us

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CIVIL WAR MAIL
Civil War
    The Museum has an extensive collection of Civil War correspondence and memorabilia that tell of the hardships and family bonds that endured during the civil war in the North.

Oct 1st, 1864 | Fort Gregg, VA
    "Dear Emma, Once again I will write you in the hopes that it may bring me tidings from loved ones at home. I have not heard one word from home since I left - in fact, I have not staid in one place long enough to have one reach me. We broke camp at Concord on Wednesday 21st. Left, arrived in Washington [on the] 23rd instant, on the 24th we marched to Fort Reno in the District of Columbia. On [the] 25th we again broke up and went to Reinforce Battery Smeade. [on] the 29th we again got orders to march at a moments notice and broke camp without a mouthful to eat, crossed the Potomac and stopped for the night at Fort Cochrane. Yesterday morning 30 instant, we again slung our knapsacks. Came here to Fort Gregg - how long we shall stay God only knows for they are pushing them to the front as fast as possible to hold what they got from the Rebels ... "
- John Calvin Poore

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View JC Poore's actual Civil War Letters. Included are samples of both the original and translated copies.

· Oct 1864 To Emma
· Nov 1864 To Emma
· May 1865 To Emma

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MAKE A CONTRIBUTION
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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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For the latest news on the Farm, daily life, new exhibits and other press releases, See our News Page


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* Ads shown are original authentic Ads from the period and taken from the Poore Family Farm Museum archives. They should not be used, replicated or taken seriously in any way.
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