Past Programs

Epsom Historical Association


Special Presentation

Revolution and the Stone Wall Era
Presented by the Epsom Historical Association for the Epsom Public Library
Friday, October 16, 2009, 7 pm

Following the French and Indian War, the town of Epsom still had not met the requirements of its 1727 charter. ‘Revolution and the Stone Wall Era’ picks up the history of the town with the establishment of the first church, the first schools, early roads and the settling of the outlying lots. Most of the stone walls in the state were made during the 1780-1830 time frame, which covers the most interesting period in the development of Epsom. The lecture also covers the period of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The early settlers struggled financially to get the town on a strong footing prior to the Revolution, and after the population exploded, laws of religious tolerance were changed, and many families and individuals entered the history books. The lecture was sponsored by the Epsom Public Library and was presented by the Epsom Historical Association, following the previous part one on the settling of the town. The program was presented Friday evening, October 16, 2009 at 7 pm. Refreshements were served. [transcript]