Past Programs

Epsom Historical Association

Ice Cream Social 2006


The annual ice cream social was held at the Sanborn homestead on Sanborn Hill on July 23rd with a large gathering in attendance. Thanks to host Sarah Harkness for allowing us to visit the homestead and to Ed and Glenna Nutter for providing the ice cream and toppings. The ice cream was served in the barn which was built about 1826.

The program on the Sanborn Family and homestead was given by Carleton Rand. The land was drawn by Joseph Simpson and sold to Charles McCoy, who earlier had settled in the town prior to the lots being drawn, and warned out. The Indians burned his house down and captured his wife Isabella. Later, he applied for a tavern license, and in 1760 sold the property to Reuben and Eliphalet Sanborn. Following Eliphalet's death, his son Josiah lived on the homestead and raised a large family. The barn burned in 1825. The family owned the property until the early 1960's when sold to Samuel Clark. Through the years before, the Sanborns lived in Minnesota and Princeton, Ma, using the house usually part of the time in the summer. Local residents were engaged during that time to care for the property.

View from the Sanborn homestead

Thanks all for attending and being part of one of our largest gatherings in a while!

Above, main fireplace in kitchen at the Sanborn Homestead