The Montville Historical Society (MHS)
The Montville Historical Society was founded in March 2002 as a non-profit organization with a mission to collect, preserve, and make available to the public information about our town’s past. The goal is to encourage the community to share their knowledge and learn about the history of Montville.
In 2003, a group of Montville residents resurrected the old Kingdom Schoolhouse that had been a one room schoolhouse for 75 plus years and later housed a tractor for the town. The structure was moved to Center Montville, restored, and is now the home of the Montville Historical Society.
Each year MHS collects annual dues and raises funds to maintain the building and to preserve the town’s historical artifacts. Fundraising events in the past have included the creation of an annual calendar with historic Montville photographs, the sale of holiday wreaths, spring and summer plant sales, walking tours on Frye Mountain, presentations on historic Montville properties, and evening open Schoolhouse hours.
The Montville Historical Society usually meets at 6:00 PM, on the 2nd Monday of every month. We meet at the Montville Schoolhouse Museum at 414 Center Road, next to the Town Office, from April through December, and in members’ homes in colder weather.
The annual meeting is held the second Monday in May each year. We encourage anyone who may be interested to attend these meetings. The Board is composed of Officers and Directors.
Current Officers are: Debi Stephens, President; Debbi Lasky, Vice President; Barbara Boulay, Treasurer; and Linda Dartt, Secretary.
Board members are: Katie Campbell, Sylvia Grover, and Anne Shure. The full Board is nine members, leaving two currently vacant positions. If anyone is interested in serving, please contact one of the Board members.
Typically, we host Open Schoolhouse hours during the Montville Field Day and on two to three summer evenings.
Archives and Resources
We are currently working to archive the historical artifacts and make them available to all, including posting documents online.