TILLOTSON CENTER 

                             Community Heritage, Visual & Performing Arts

Colebrook Area Historical Society hosts speaker Steve Taylor - 'Poor Houses and Town Farms'

  • 05/08/2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kaufmann Theater @the Tilly

The Colebrook Area Historical Society presents Steve Taylor. Steve is an independent scholar, farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. He'll  speak about Poor Houses & Town Farms in early New Hampshire. The early Northeastern colonies followed the lead of England's 1601 Poor Law, which imposed compulsory taxes for maintenance of the poor but made no distinction between the "vagrant, vicious poor" and the helpless, and honest poor. This confusion persisted for generations and led directly to establishment in most of the state's towns of alms houses and poor farms and, later, county institutions which would collectively come to form a dark chapter in New Hampshire history.  Admission is free, donations accepted.


                                                          14 Carriage Lane

                                                                   Colebrook, NH 03576

                                                                          603-237-8576

                                                                           thetillycenter@gmail.com

                       Hours:  Tuesday thru Friday  --   1-5 p.m. --  Closed Mondays 

                      Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Friday - - 1-5 p.m. - - and at all Events

                                                                                               


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software