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Meet Our New Curator


Congratulations to Mike O'Donnell
Raymond Historical Society's New Curator

Mike moved to Raymond in April 2004 with his wife, Leslie. He is a native Oregonian and a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in social sciences. He grew up in a coastal mill town of 3,000 residents, and worked as parks and recreation director for that town for 17 years. He then was county director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a job he held until his move to New Hampshire.

He created and was curator of a small historical museum in his hometown, and wrote the county’s centennial history, “The First Hundred Years,” in 1993.

He is also a folksinger and songwriter, and wrote the centennial song for his county. He continues to perform locally.

After moving to New Hampshire, O’Donnell worked as a substitute teacher for five school districts, mostly in Fremont, and retired from that work this year. He works as a substitute librarian at the Dudley-Tucker Library. He and his wife, a writer and editor, live with their two dogs and three cats. Their children are grown.


Successful Open House


Save the Trains


In the months to come, we will begin a save the trains campaign. As part of that process we will be seeking estimates on the cost of painting and repair work to our rolling stock. If you know a company that is capable of doing that type of work or are interested in helping us with our effort to let us know. Use our contact form or email us at .

Overview of Train Work to Be Done



Rotary Club Donation

Rotary LogoThe Raymond Historical Society wants to extend a huge thank you to the Raymond Area Rotary for their generous $500 donation. It will be put to great use in upcoming projects.


Hannaford Bag Program

Hannafor Bags Thanks to Hannaford for choosing the Raymond Historical Society as recipients of the January, Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program. Each bag sold resulted in a $1 donation to the Historical Society! The continued support of Hannaford it greatly appreciated!


Memorabilia Donated

CabooseRead the Union Leader story about memorabilia donated by a Londonderry man...


Christmas Tree Lighting - December 11, 2016

SantaRaymond Recreation's 29th annual Christmas on the Common will begin at 6:00 pm with the tree lighting ceremony.  Following the lighting of the tree, children can decorate the tree with homemade ornaments.  Then join Santa and Raymond Historical Society at the Depot for Christmas caroling ,free hot chocolate and cookies .   


Chili Cook Off and Car Show 2016


Harvest Dinner - October 30, 2016


Thanks for a Successful Paranormal Symposium

NEPAOn June 2 the Raymond Historical Society hosted a Paranormal Symposium. We would like to thank all those who made it possible.


Another Successful Abigail's Attic Despite Rain


Open House May 14, 2016

Train Thanks to everyone who particiated, visited, and volunteered at our open house and first Fairy Village event. You can see more pictures by viewing the album on our Facebook page


Train and Depot Stories from Steve Goldthwaite


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