The Museum is a historic homestead & settlement portraying one family's life from the 1830's to the 1980s. The house, barns and out-buildings are all in authentic condition and reflect their original use and era. The feeling one gets when entering the homestead is to step back in time, to one that existed prior to rural electrification of the northern most regions of NH.
The Museum is the last remaining, original 100-acre historic farm settlement of its kind in the North Country. Being the only Museum in the region the Farm makes for a great tourist destination for the young and old alike.
The Poore Farm is considered by many to be the most important historic landmark in New Hampshire. It has a large collection of historical clothing, artifacts, newspapers, magazines, diaries and letters from the civil war to present, hand tools, horse drawn wagons and farming implements, including a vast collection of ever day life items. Much of the collection is on display and also being preserved for future generations. The genealogical information about the Farm’s family and their connection to members of the North Country community is of particular interest to our visitors, tracing their heritage back some 200 years.
The Museum campus has enjoyed significant growth over the years and takes pride in it's accomplishments and many years of service to the community. We recently completed a multiple year/phase Arts initiative that has increased our capacity to host outdoor traditional performing Arts events. The amphitheater venue has added to the vitality and infrastructure of the region and help The Foundation meet the growing demand of the local community and tourists alike for more cultural performances.