Elizabeth Dow

Women’s Work

In both 1900 and 1910, the few women who owned or managed businesses in the Village of Hardwick did so from their homes as dressmakers or milliners. Many homemakers took in boarders, making themselves boarding house managers, but rarely told the census taker that they had an occupation. By the[Read More…]

What’s in a Name?

To the editor: By the time the town of Hardwick had reached its 100th birthday in 1881, it had four villages: Hardwick Street, East Hardwick, South Hardwick, and Mackville. It had post offices in East Hardwick and South Hardwick. The USPS had designated the post office in South Hardwick as[Read More…]

Jerome, Welles are Trivia Winners

by Elizabeth H. Dow, Community Journalist HARDWICK – Matt Jerome and Kim Hartling Welles won the grand prizes in the Hardwick Historical Society’s (HHS) game of Halftime Trivia on Senior Night, February 16, at Hazen Union. Each prize consisted of a $25 gift certificate from either the Galaxy Bookshop or[Read More…]

Life Was a Splendid Torch

To the editor In Lorraine Hussey’s obituary, her son mentioned her commitment to the Hardwick Historical Society (HHS). I’d like to describe that commitment. In 2004, she joined the team of volunteers organizing the collection that the town moved from the Memorial Building to the Depot. Neither she nor the[Read More…]