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The Poore Farm Historic Homestead and Museum in Stewartstown features diaries, journals, magazines, newspapers, and other documents from pre-Civil War times, as well as historical records about the Poores, who lived on the 100-acre property from the 1830s to the 1980s. Stewartstown has a population of approximately 900 residents.

According to the Museum’s website “Due to the insight and generosity of one man, J. C. Kenneth Poore, The Poore Family Foundation for North Country Conservancy was founded in 1979. Kenneth was the last Poore descendant and the first Chairman of the Board for The Foundation. Kenneth bequeathed his family’s 100-acre settlement, land, buildings and contents, to The Foundation he created, to serve as a historical and educational site, to a way of life that existed prior-to rural electrification.”

Yankee Magazine published an informative article and photos about it in March, 2013.


The Poore Farm Historic Homestead and Museum is the final stop on our New Hampshire Author Adventures Trail!

Patricia Smart