Melville Academy Museum

New Hampshire

Housed in Jaffrey's first high school, which opened in 1833, this museum spotlights local luminaries like novelist Willa Cather. You'll also find a mishmash of rural artifacts, including clothing from the 1880s, logging and farm tools, and decorative hatboxes, known as bandboxes, made out of spruce and pine in the early 1800s by Jaffrey native Hannah Davis.

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