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Molly Haven Will Be Remembered at the Exeter Historical Society

by Barbara Rimkunas

This "Historically Speaking" column appeared in the Exeter News-Letter on Friday, July 7, 2017.

The collections of the Exeter Historical Society currently live in the old library building owned by the town. It’s an old building, erected in 1894, and as such it frequently needs upgrades. This summer, we’re being fitted with an accessibility lift. On a searingly hot day this June, a team of students from Exeter High School’s senior class arrived to serve out their ‘community service’ day as part of graduation week. We removed cardboard boxes, partially used art supplies, left-overs from various town festivals, broken furniture – the general detritus that accumulates in an organization dedicated to collecting things. Things that didn’t go straight to the dumpster were moved to other locations in the building. Several of the sturdier kids were tasked with moving bricks and architectural fragments to the second floor archives. It was then that we found two lar…

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