Situated in Conway, New Hampshire sits the Eastman Lord House, a remarkably well-preserved farmhouse built in 1818 that offers visitors an opportunity to step back in time. Designated a National Historic Landmark, the home provides an authentic glimpse into early 19th century life in rural New England.
William K. Eastman, the prolific craftsman who built the stately two-story Federal style home, was a prominent businessman and politician in the area. He owned several businesses in the city of Conway including a general store, mill and even a tannery. While living in the home, he also served in politics as the town sheriff and even eventually elected to represent the region in state legislature.
After Eastman, George A. Heath bought the home in 1879. He took up residence first with his wife Elzabeth and later his second wife Lucinda. He resided at the home until 1900.
In 1900, Eben and Mary Lord moved into the home. Their son Robert donated the home to the Conway Historical Society in 1962 where it is been cared for ever since. Robert continued to reside in the caretakers wing until 1967. Over the course of 150 years, the home was lived in by only three families.
Step back to the early 1800s by exploring this remarkably preserved farmstead. At the Eastman Lord House, history comes alive through interactive tours and demonstrations transporting visitors centuries into Conway’s past. Exhibits and collections feature artifacts from cabinetry to textiles that provide authentic context about the lifestyles, arts, and agriculture that shaped the region.
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