Dick Alberini, Curator of the Littleton Area Historical Society Museum, will present a slide show on Friday, Feb. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tower Room of the Littleton Opera House located on 2 Union St. The topic for the evening will be “Old Time Main Street” focusing on the homes on Main Street and the people who lived in those homes. Alberini’s talk will show slides depicting the Littleton that existed 130 to 140 years ago.
Some of the buildings that will be highlighted in the presentation are the Community House, the Library, the Tilton Mansion, and Parker’s Marketplace. Parker’s Marketplace was once the home of Ira Parker, a prominent citizen and the owner of Saranac Glove.
There will be slides of buildings that no longer exist, victims of changing times and fire. The Salomon Block at the corner of Cottage Street and Main Street has had an unfortunate history with respect to fire. The original wooden building burned to the ground in 1912. It was replaced by a brick structure that was, sadly, gutted by fire in 1917. The audience will learn of more fires, one of which was deemed to be arson.
Stories and slides of the town’s churches, particularly the Methodist Church, will also be a part of the evening.
Alberini invites the public to visit the Littleton Area Historical Society Museum located in the lower level of the Opera House. The Museum is free, and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Also, enjoy the March 15 presentation on Littleton Industry and Manufacturing and the April 5 presentation of Bette Davis’ Birthday Bash. Both events will be in the Tower Room at the Littleton Opera House at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. For more information, call 603-444-6435 (museum) of 603-444-6052 (curator).