- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) - More than a century after the Dow Academy clock was gifted to the children of Franconia, a new generation is set to ring the bell of the newly-restored clock this weekend.

The Caledonian Record reports (https://bit.ly/29fIg29 ) the ringing of the bell will occur between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday as part of the Grafton County town’s Old Home Day celebration.

The bell was left to “the boys and girls of Franconia” by Henry Noyes in 1903. Dow Academy, now a private condominium building, received historic landmark status in 1982.

To mark the occasion, the Franconia Museum recently completed a display chronicling the work completed on the clock and tower during its four-year restoration.

Harriet Taylor, head of the fundraising effort, says the clanging of the bell is the final step.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record, https://www.caledonianrecord.com

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