Help restore our historic meetinghouse!
In December, 2019, the Sutton Historical Society was awarded a coveted New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) grant totaling $52,500 on a matching funds basis for restoration of the community’s historic South Meetinghouse.
We need your help.
Your contributions are essential to matching our LCHIP grant and making the necessary restoration to our historic meetinghouse.
Your contributions to the SHS Stewardship Fund go far beyond just the meetinghouse project and matching LCHIP grant. SHS owns and/or maintains numerous historic buildings in Sutton. In addition to the meetinghouse, SHS maintains the District 9 Village Schoolhouse, the Old Store Museum and our headquarters at the Azariah Cressey House. We all know what it costs to maintain older buildings. We can’t do it without your help. We gratefully appreciate your donation in any amount.
To contribute online visit:
Or mail your donation to:
Sutton Historical Society
Attn: Stewardship Fund
PO Box 457
South Sutton, NH 03273
SHS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductable.
PLEASE NOTE: 2020 Old Home Day in-person gathering is canceled out of caution for the safety of our vulnerable member population.
Watch this space for a special video tribute!
Listed on the National Register of Historical Places 1993
The South Meetinghouse is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a rural church building erected in New Hampshire after 1820. The meetinghouse, located on a slope rising above the green, is the focal point of the quaint South Sutton village. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Meetinghouse is an inspiration to those who live in Sutton or pass through our villages, epitomizing the charm and character of our beautiful rural community. The remarkable structure remains as it was built except for some minor alterations done when it was repaired after a lightning strike in 1898. Like many aging structures, the Meetinghouse requires maintenance and repair. Clapboards have to be replaced, moulding matched replaced, finials replaced and/or repaired and other trim has to be repaired. All has to be painted. Because of the height of the steeple special equipment will be required to accomplish the task. Please donate to the Society’s Stewardship campaign as we raise funds required to match our LCHIP grant and maintain all SHS historic properties.