FREMONT —The ever-fascinating Fremont Historical Museum located at 8 Beede Hill Road will be open again on Sat., August 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Admission is free!
August 10th marks the 60th Anniversary of the B-52 Bomber Plane that crashed in Fremont's massive Spruce Swamp back in 1959. It was the FIRST time there were no fatalities in the U.S. after a B-52 crashed. The 8 crewmen parachuted out just before the plane exploded in mid-air and crashed into Spruce Swamp. We have a nice exhibition on view of this B-52 Crash.
Fremont is 255 years old in 2019 and is the only French named town in New Hampshire! The town was originally called POPLIN for ninety years 1764 to 1854, when the name of the town was changed to FREMONT in honor of John Charles Fremont - the Great American West Pathfinder during the 1840's & early 1850's. Fremont descended from a long line of Fremont's in France, was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1813 and was one of the most famous men of his time and became the FIRST EVER Republican Presidential Candidate for U.S. President in 1856. He lost the election that year but paved the way for Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln's successful election to the Presidency four years later in 1860. Fremont became a General in the American Civil War (1861-1865) and was the first U.S. Senator from California in 1850. There is a great exhibit on Fremont's fascinating life in the Museum.
There are over fifty interesting exhibits to view in this former 1895 one-room schoolhouse in the center of Fremont. Be sure to check it out. Discover Fremont and the incredible heritage this small southeastern New Hampshire town is brimming over with. For more information, call Matthew E. Thomas, FHS President at 603-303-6383.