The Rollinsford Historical Committee

presents

A GUIDED HISTORY HIKE
OF SALMON FALLS VILLAGE

Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 pm

Come hear the story behind downtown Rollinsford, one of the best preserved mill villages in all of New England, as we take a walking tour of Historic Salmon Falls Village. You’ll never look at Rollinsford the same again! All ages are welcome.

The tour will take approximately 1 1/2 hours.
We will meet at:

The Gazebo at
Bicentennial Park

The event is free; donations are gratefully accepted!

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The tour will be led by architectural historian Peter Michaud and is free and open to the public. The tour will start at the gazebo in Bicentennial Park located off of Front Street and adjacent to the Salmon Falls River. Parking in the park is limited and participants are encouraged to park on nearby Front Street. Participants should dress for the weather and wear shoes appropriate for walking. For more information, please call (603) 559-0284 or email chrsbenedetto@yahoo.com.

Better-known today for its successful artist and craftsman studios, Salmon Falls village is well-known to the local preservation community as an integral model of a Boston-owned factory town. The tour will weave through one of the most intact 19th century mill villages in New England. Participants will visit the village of the Salmon Falls Manufacturing Company and explore its mill yard, related workers housing, and its religious and commercial buildings. The tour will explore the history and development of the village, how the mills functioned, and the communities of immigrants employed by the company.

Peter Michaud is an architectural historian at the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. He is the vice president of the New England chapter of the Vernacular Architectural Forum and serves on Strawbery Banke Museum’s National Council. He serves on the board of the Players’ Ring Theatre, is a founding board member of the Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society, and is the secretary for Portsmouth Advocates.

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