• Bluegrass Returns to OMH

    “One of New England’s premier groups,” the Bluegrass Gospel Project will return to the Old Meeting House for another popular concert on July 26, 2014.

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    Bluegrass Returns to OMH
     
  • Spring IS here…

    …and we all lost our winter blues on Sat. 3/22. Thanks so much—to our sponsors, our donors, and all of you who joined us at the Crotched Mountain Golf Resort—for making Spring Fling such a success! Because of you, the OMH is $5,000 nearer meeting its preservation goal.

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  • Popular Wedding Venue

    Plan a destination wedding—right here in the Granite State.

    The Old Meeting House has been marrying folks for centuries, and no wonder! This historic venue welcomes all couples.

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  • Premiere Music Venue

    With virtually perfect acoustics, Francestown’s Old Meeting House is understandably popular with well-known musicians of all stripes—from barbershop and bluegrass to classical, jazz, even pop. Convenient parking also makes the OMH an ideal venue for lectures and meetings, plus local events like Labor Day’s Ice Cream Social and Vespers.

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  • Matt Savage: “Welcome Home”

    The Old Meeting House was delighted to  “Welcome Home” brilliant native son Matt Savage, as he performed work from his latest album and his newly released “A Bigger Celebration,” engineered by 10-time Grammy winner Tom Bates and produced by Grammy-nominated Jonathan Wyner.

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  • Borromeo String Quartet

    Grasping “the great composer’s utterances with astonishing clarity and unanimity of feeling,” the critically acclaimed Borromeo Quartet completed its five-concert Beethoven cycle at the Old Meeting House in Francestown on Sunday, May 12 at 3 pm.

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    Borromeo String Quartet
     
  • Join Us!

    For more than 200 years, the Old Meeting House has played a central role in the life of Francestown and the surrounding Monadnock region. Won’t you help maintain this National Historic Register building? Become a member, share your talents, contribute to our 5-Year Pledge Drive or one of our many fundraisers.

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In 1772, settlers in southern NH voted to form a new town. As a romantic gesture, the Governor suggested naming the town for his beautiful bride, Frances Wentworth. Later Francestown erected a Meeting House as lovely and graceful as its namesake.

 
Tour the Old Meetinghouse

Three centuries of architecture and history meld seamlessly in this classic landmark building—from earthen basement to bell-tower vistas. Experience the best of the past, online and in person..

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Cultural Events

At the heart of Francestown’s
charming village, the Old Meeting House has long created history—hosting celebrations, concerts,
lectures, meetings, weddings, and worship.

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The OMH History

One of the oldest and most prominent buildings in this New Hampshire Historic Landmark Village, the Old Meeting House reflects the Monadnock region’s, New England’s, and America’s past.

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Ongoing Restoration

Historic landmarks like this National Register Meeting House merit our lasting respect—and deserve periodic restoration—to preserve the past for present and future generations.

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