The Walpole Historical Society has announced that on Saturday, September 22, a walking tour of Plimptonville will be conducted from 10:00 - 12:00, starting at the Lewis Statue, at the intersection of East Street and Plimpton Street. This year marks the 200th year of Plimptonville’s existence.
George Ransom will be leading the tour. He is a 38-year resident of Plimptonville. He has developed several presentations on Calvin Plimpton, Plimptonville, and the Plimpton Iron Works. On several occasions he interviewed Calvin H. Plimpton. Recently he reviewed the Kendall Collection of photos and memorabilia.
“Plimptonville - Celebrating 200 Years” is a most recent publication by the Walpole Historical Society. This publication, authored by Ransom, was developed as a walking tour and includes a more in-depth history of the Lewis and Plimpton family members. Also included are 76 rare photos, maps, and sketches, including several of the Lewis Castle. In addition, the publication features a sketch developed by George Arthur Plimpton given at the “Homestead” in 1894, after the Plimptons reacquired the houses and land. The Plimpton and Lewis families have made many industrial, community, and educational contributions to Walpole and beyond.
The book will be available to purchase and accompany the tour. Sunday, September 23, from 10:00-12:00 is a rain date. A police escort will accompany the tour. There is no charge for the tour.