Littleton Historical Hosts Program on Grand Hotels

The Littleton Area Historical Society will sponsor Clare Brown, a founder of the Bethlehem Heritage Society, presenting a slide show and talk on Bethlehem’s Grand Hotel Era. The presentation is Friday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Tower Room of the Littleton Opera House.

The Hotel Era came into being just after the Civil War with the impact of the growth of railroads transporting tourists to breathe and taste the mountain air of northern New Hampshire. The discussion will also focus on the strong influence of Jewish and Cuban culture on Bethlehem. The talk will also allow the audience a glimpse of the vintage Bethlehem buildings that still remain from the Hotel Era.

Clare Brown has lived in Bethlehem for most of her life. She graduated from the Concord (N.H.) School of Nursing, and was a school nurse at Profile High School for twenty-two years. She retired in 2002 and worked at the Rocks Christmas Tree Farm for thirteen years.

Admission to the program is free. Donations are accepted. The Littleton Area Historical Society certainly encourages the public to take advantage of the opportunity to see and hear Clare Brown’s unique historical perspective on a once vital time in our past.

The Historical Museum is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. It is located on the lower level of the Opera House and admission is free. It is totally accessible. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Follow us on Facebook or visit our web site for scheduled programming.