Francestown Improvement & Historical Society
   Proud Recipient of a 2015 LCHIP Grant
Connecting People to the Past and
To Our Community Today
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The Francestown Improvement and Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 147     Francestown, New Hampshire  03043

Funds raised during Labor Day Weekend allow F.I.H.S. to continue its mission:    for the operation of the Historical Rooms, historical educational programs and for numerous community improvement projects.




                      2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
     September 1st - 4th

LABOR DAY MONDAY!!!  FREE PARKING & FREE BUS SERVICE
Parking at 109 New Boston Rd & Francestown Elementary School,
2nd NH Turnpike with BUS SERVICE to Town Common
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM and after the Parade to 3:30 PM

Friday, September 1, 2017
•  Contra Dance: 7:30 PM— Francestown Elementary School, 2nd NH Turnpike

Saturday, September 2, 2017
•  Tennis Tournament: Starting at 8 AM at locations around Town
 (continues on Sunday)
•  Rock & Roll Dance featuring “Do It Again” 6:30 to 8:30 PM, followed by FIREWORKS 
(courtesy of Atlas PyroVision) 
at 8:45 PM: Soccer Field and Hard Court, Greenfield Road

Sunday, September 3, 2017
•  Stuart F. Clark Memorial Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. at Crotched Mountain Golf Club
•   23rd Annual Mud Volley Ball Tournament: Starts at 10 AM at Town Rec. Fields - Route 136
• Vespers: 7 PM at the Old Meeting House with special quest Fritz Wetherbee

Monday, September 4, 2017
• Beehive Grand Opening  Next to Town Hall 
(new home of our historical collection)       10 AM to 2 PM (NEW)

•  18TH Annual Francestown Five Road Race: begin at Town Rec. Fields/136 - 9 AM
•  Information & Raffle Tickets: 10 AM to 4 PM – located on the Town Common
•  Juried Arts & Crafts: 10 AM to 4 PM — Town Offices lawn & FIHS Park, Main St.
•  Baked Goods, Plants, & White Elephant – Horse Sheds/Town Common
• Rummage:  in the Francestown Community Church, Main Street

All booths open at 10 AM
• Bixby Memorial Library – Open House & Old Fashioned Photo Booth 10 AM- 1 
•  Books: FIHS Lodge, across from the Town Offices on Main Street – 10 AM - 4 PM
•  Heritage Museum (Thulander Building) open 10 AM - 4 PM – next to Town Hall
•  Climbing Wall (NEW)  & Children’s Games — starting 10am on the Town Common
•••TAGS – Available from members of the “Tag Team” around the Town Common •••

*** PARADE: 2 PM Main St. *** 
Theme:  “The Last 100 Years” 
(Cash Prizes!  $200 Grand Prize &  Celebrity Judges)

FOOD: 
Opening at Approximately 10:30 AMCountry Café—Next to Beehive:
 •  Sandwich Wraps and Beverages
•  Country Kitchen—Town Common in Horse Sheds: Burgers, Hot Dogs,
 Sodas and more
•  Old Meeting House – ice cream social 10 AM – 2 PM

ENTERTAINMENT
  •  11 AM – R.P. Hale: harpsichord, organ & dulcimer at OMH
  •  12 Noon – The Puppet Brigade – performance on Town Common
  •  3 PM – Temple Band. Post-Parade Concert of Patriotic Music on Common 

FIREMAN’S SUPPER— At the Fire Station 
 Two Sittings: 5 PM and 6:30 PM - Raffle prizes announced @ 6:30 sitting.
  Thank you for your support.















LABOR DAY 
DROP OFF INFORMATION:

BOOKS
Where: FIHS Lodge, 40 Main St. (across from the Town Offices) Look for the Book Drop & Signs
When:  TBA

RUMMAGE
Where:  Last open Horse Shed
closest to Town Hall
When: Starting  in late August,TBA

WHITE ELEPHANT
Where:  TBA
When: TBA
Contact : TBA
Please no elecrtonic equipment