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New Hampshire Favorites

Page Belting Company weathervane
Page Belting Company weathervane, unidentified maker, Concord, NH, 1893. New Hampshire Historical Society Collection.

We all have favorite people, places, and objects. Some conjure up memories and others may simply appeal to our values or visual sensibilities. Look around your home or your community for a favorite place or a familiar object. All of these people, places, and objects elicit stories or associations. Many are cherished and passed down by generations of people.

The New Hampshire Historical Society has been saving, preserving, and sharing New Hampshire’s history for nearly two hundred years. In 2009 the Society presented an exihbition of favorite objects from the collections and their stories in the exhibition New Hampshire Favorites. Among the diverse group of objects featured in the exhibition was a mammoth weathervane that was atop the tower of the Page Belting Company factory in Concord for more than a century. This custom-made copper and iron weathervane in the shape of a belt and pulley that stood on the city’s skyline as a symbol of belts manufactured and sold around the world.

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Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the independent nonprofit that saves, preserves, and shares New Hampshire history. The Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its museum, library, educational programs, and award-winning publications.

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New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823