SHS Videos

Heartbeat of the Meeting House (Video by SHS)

The clock story as told by Springfield resident Leigh Callaway.
– For more details about the clock, download the pamphlet.
– 1941 newspaper article “life ticks smoothly for collins” about the life of clarence collins
– Nh chronicle “keeping the clock in the tower clicking” about clock repair by phil d’avanza

The Barn Raising (Part 3) (Video by SHS)

Meet the volunteers who are helping to construct “The tool shed”

The Barn Raising (Part 2) (Video by SHS)

SHS President Jim Bednar gives an update on the Tool shed construction

The Barn Raising (Part 1) (Video by SHS)

SHS President Jim Bednar Talks about the museum annex.

Brief History of Springfield NH (Video by SHS)

SHS President Jim Bednar gives a brief overview of the town’s history.

Related Videos

Maple Sugaring at Twin Lake Village (Video Link by Peter Bloch)

Twin Lake Village is an amazing old fashioned hotel in New London, NH that has been owned and operated by the Kidder family for 120 years. They produce all their own maple syrup for the restaurant, using a process that has changed very little over the decades. The emphasis of the hotel and the sugaring operation is on maintaining traditions that are enchanting to watch, and incredibly hard physical work to accomplish. The result is a miracle: sweet natural maple syrup from the clear sap of the trees.

The History of Wonderwell

In 1911, Nell and Joseph Stoddard built a grand summer house and barn in beautiful and rural Springfield, New Hampshire. The property featured an open meadow with views of surrounding forest and mountains and a well with great-tasting water that never ran dry, and the home became known as Wonderwell. A community of friends and family gathered here and enjoyed fellowship with meals, parties, and dancing mixed with countryside relaxation. They also did poetry readings, created plays, and held musical performances—imagine two baby grand pianos playing a duet with music wafting on summer breezes.

Wonderwell was built during a remarkable period of transition—from horse to car, oil lamps to electricity, and mail to telephones. This presentation about Wonderwell highlights the family’s time with this property, with historic photos, artifacts, and stories. The house moved into other hands in 1933, and was sold to the new owners with all of the original furnishings, which remained part of the home through the mid ’80’s. After serving as a summer family home, the house was transformed into a bed and breakfast and then a foster home, and was purchased in 2011 on its 100-year anniversary by Natural Dharma Fellowship, who renamed it Wonderwell Mountain Refuge.

Forever Locked Moose (Video link by Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH)

This film highlights the story of Forever Locked Moose. In 2003, a hunter exploring in the Gile State Forest, Springfield, NH, discovered two large bull moose who had engaged in a fight and died. During the battle, their two massive sets of antlers had become inextricably locked and the two moose eventually succumbed to nature. The antlers were restored and became part of a traveling educational exhibit sponsored by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH.