For a 31-year period in the 19th century, glass making was the heart of the economy in the small town of Stoddard.
Factories there made everything from whiskey flasks to ink wells and at their peak, each produced a million bottles a year.
Pieces of Stoddard Glass have since become highly collectible and highly valuable antiques.
As part of our ongoing series, NHPR’s Michael Brindley visits Stoddard and talks with historian Alan Rumrill about glassmaking in the town and how much the rarest of the Stoddard glass pieces are worth today.
Built in 1800, the Meetinghouse in Fremont was used for both town and church meetings.
The nearby Hearse House was built in 1849.
As part of our occasional series Marking History, NHPR’s Michael Brindley visits the historical marker in Fremont commemorating both buildings and talks with a local historian about what makes them unique.
Thomas discusses the slave pew located in the northeast corner of the second-floor gallery.
Fremont has four other historical markers, including two about famous riots.