Barrington, New Hampshire - Series Complete

Barrington, New Hampshire - Series Complete

Barrington, NH Completes Series!

2022 marks Barrington, New Hampshire’s 300 year anniversary. For the occasion, the Barrington Tricentennial Committee commissioned Hampshire Pewter to make a series of three custom pewter ornaments with one being released each year leading up to 2022.


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First Baptist Church of Brentwood | 250 Years

First Baptist Church of Brentwood | 250 Years

250th Anniversary

Hampshire Pewter has made many custom ornaments for churches over the years. Last year the First Baptist Church of Brentwood celebrated their 250th anniversary. We worked with the church and our artists to create an ornament featuring their church building. Learn a little about the church's history by clicking below. 
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Nottingham 300th Anniversary - Center School

Nottingham 300th Anniversary - Center School

Nottingham, NH Custom Ornament

Nottingham, New Hampshire has commissioned Hampshire Pewter to make a second ornament commemorating the town’s tricentennial. This year they chose to feature the Center School, located on Stage Road directly next to the Nottingham Police Department. The schoolhouse was built in the early 1800s and originally used as a church. Learn more about the Center School by clicking below.

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Barrington, New Hampshire - 2nd in Series

Barrington, New Hampshire - 2nd in Series

Barrington School

Barrington, New Hampshire is celebrating its’ 300th anniversary this year. In honor of the occasion, they have commissioned us to create a series of three custom ornaments for them. For the 2021 ornament, they chose to feature Barrington School.


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Cranbrook Tower | Guilford, Connecticut

Cranbrook Tower | Guilford, Connecticut

6th Ornament in Series

Each year, we’ve created custom ornaments for the Guilford Keeping Society beginning in 2016. This year, the Cranbrook Tower is featured. It is a cylindrical stone water tower built in 1869. The tower was built to supply water to the Abel Chittenden house at 1 Broad Street in Guilford Connecticut.

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Central Fire Station | Dover, NH

Central Fire Station | Dover, NH

Dover's 400th Anniversary

For the third in a series of five ornaments celebrating the 400-year anniversary of Dover, New Hampshire, the city chose to feature the Fire Station located on Central Avenue. It was built in 1899 when fighting fires was a lot different than today. It served as the Fire Departments headquarters for over a century. It is still used today.
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Swing Bridge in Milford, NH

Swing Bridge in Milford, NH

The Swing Bridge in Milford, NH

The Swing Bridge is a 200 foot iron cable suspended footbridge, spanning the Souhegan River in Milford New Hampshire. Built in 1889, pedestrians continue to use the bridge to this day. It's located on Souhegan St. and crosses the river into downtown near Pine St. The custom ornament was commissioned by the Milford Historical Society.

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Castle in the Clouds | Gazebo

Castle in the Clouds | Gazebo

Castle in the Clouds – 6th of Series

The Castle Preservation Society has commissioned Hampshire Pewter to do a sixth custom ornament for their Castle in the Clouds series.  The custom piece we have collaborated on features the pergola located at the Lucknow Estate. It shows a flower lined colonnade which borders the Castle Garden. Click below to learn more.

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Vandalia, Illinois | The Little Brick House

Vandalia, Illinois | The Little Brick House

Vandalia Historical Society | Little Brick House

This is our second custom project for the Vandalia Historical Society of Illinois. This year they chose to feature the Little Brick House, a historic home built in the mid-1800s. It has been preserved by Josephine Burtschi, a local artist and historian. Learn more about it by clicking below.

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Victorian Stroll | Triple A Designs

Victorian Stroll | Triple A Designs

Troy, NY - Annual Victorian Stroll

In 1796 Troy became a village and in 1816 it became a city. Lansingburgh, to the north, became part of Troy in 1900. Troy is known as the Collar City due to its history in shirt, collar, and other textile production. It lies on the east bank of the Hudson River. For nearly 40 years, they have held an annual Victorian Santa stroll. This year they had a custom pewter ornament made for the occasion. 
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St. George's 2021 Custom Ornament

St. George's 2021 Custom Ornament

St. George's Independent School - 2021 Ornament

St. George's has commissioned Hampshire Pewter to make several custom pieces over the years including keychains and ornaments. In 2021, the school chose one of our own ornament designs and customized it to make it their own. To read more about St. George's Independent School click below. 

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First Presbyterian Church - Salem, New Jersey

First Presbyterian Church - Salem, New Jersey

200th Anniversary

We have made many custom ornaments for churches over the years. Our most recent is the First Presbyterian Church of Salem, New Jersey. The church was founded in 1821 and the ornament shows the ornate building. The church is celebrating its’ 200th anniversary and it was our pleasure to create this ornament for them.

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Worcester County Memorial Park

Worcester County Memorial Park

Worcester County Memorial Park | Paxton, MA

In 2021, we had the unique opportunity to create a custom ornament for a cemetery located in Paxton, Massachusetts. This is not merely a cemetery, but a beautiful park and also a community offering vigils, grief groups, seminars, and events. To learn more about Worcester County Memorial Park please click below. 

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Henry Whitfield House

Henry Whitfield House

5th Ornament in Series

Hampshire Pewter was excited to create the 5th custom ornament for the Guilford Keeping Society last year. Each year, the association chooses a historical landmark in Guilford, Connecticut to be depicted on the pewter ornament. For 2020, they chose the Henry Whitfield State Museum. The house was built in 1639 just down from the town green. It is the oldest house in Guilford and the oldest stone house in New England.
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Jamestown, Virginia | The Barracks

Jamestown, Virginia | The Barracks

Custom Ornament for the Jamestowne Society

Last year, Jamestowne Society exclusively funded the rebuilding of the Barracks Structure, originally built in 1607 at James Fort. They contacted us to create a custom pewter ornament to properly commemorate such a significant historical undertaking. This was our second ornament we have designed for the Jamestowne Society. In 2018, we created a replica of the Jamestown Church Bell which was in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first General Assemply of Jamestown Colony in 1616. Both ornaments are currently available for purchase to members of the Jamestowne Society.

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Barrington, NH - Tricentennial Celebration

Barrington, NH - Tricentennial Celebration

Barrington, NH – Barrington Depot

The Barrington Tricentennial Committee will be marking the 300th Anniversary of Barrington, New Hampshire with a celebration in 2022. They have assigned us the task of creating a series of three custom ornaments, one of which was released last year. The first ornament features Barrington Depot, the town’s old train station that no longer remains.


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400th Anniversary of Dover, New Hampshire

400th Anniversary of Dover, New Hampshire

Garrison Hill Tower Ornament

Dover, NH chose Garrison Hill Tower to be featured on the 2nd of 4 ornaments celebrating Dover’s 400th Anniversary. The tower is located north of downtown atop Garrison Hill and offers a sweeping view of the seacoast region, reaching as far as the Isles of Shoals and the White Mountains on a clear day. Read more by clicking below and check back to see what Dover chooses for their third ornament in the series!


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St. George's Custom Ornament

St. George's Custom Ornament

St. George's Independent School - 2019 Ornament

St. George's has commissioned Hampshire Pewter to make several custom pieces over the years including keychains and ornaments. In 2019, the school chose one of our own ornament designs and customized it to make it their own. To read more about St. George's Independent School click below. 
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Portsmouth’s North Church | Custom Ornament

Portsmouth’s North Church | Custom Ornament

North Church | 350th Anniversary

We have made many custom ornaments for churches over the years and last year we added the North Church of Portsmouth, New Hampshire to our growing list. North Church is a member of the United Church of Christ denomination. The historic building is located right in Market Square, the heart of downtown Portsmouth, and its’ famous steeple can be seen from the Piscataqua River and as far as the shore of Maine. 2021 marks the 350th anniversary of the North Church. 


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United States Organization's 2020 Holiday Ornament

United States Organization's 2020 Holiday Ornament

United Services Organization -  Christmas Ornament

Last year we were commissioned to create a custom ornament for the USO, United Services Organization. Collaborating with our artists and client we created a design that depicts the snowy Southern Rockies along with the USO logo. The front of the ornament reads “Colorado” and “2020” and the hashtag #USOHolidays is on the back. The ornaments were sold on the USO Denver website to help provide a "home away from home" last holiday season for service members in Colorado and Wyoming by providing holiday meals, programming, and morale-boosting mental health activities.

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Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Foundation's Custom Ornament

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Foundation's Custom Ornament

Wentworth-Douglass Foundation – Custom Ornament

 

Last year we created a 2020 Christmas ornament for the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Foundation. The ornament shows a perspective view of the hospital’s front facing Central Avenue in Dover, NH. In the foreground is a sign reading “Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Foundation.” Wentworth-Douglass is the Seacoast’s leading not-for profit hospital.

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Vandalia, IL - 200th Anniversary

Vandalia, IL - 200th Anniversary

Vandalia, Illinois | 200th Anniversary

One of our recent custom collaborations was with Vandalia Historical Society in Vandalia, Illinois to celebrate the cities 200th Anniversary. The ornaments were given to all attendees of their 2019 Christmas Gala at the historic Vandalia Statehouse. The Gala was an elegant event held December 6th with food, drinks and live music. The Vandalia Historical Society is responsible for maintaining the Little Brick House, supporting the Historic Vandalia Statehouse, and promoting the rich history of Vandalia and the impact it has had on the development and growth of Illinois.


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2019 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

2019 Custom Ornament | Camp Calumet

Camp Calumet - Custom Ornament

Last year we were assigned the fun task of creating a custom ornament for Camp Calumet. The camp was founded in 1959 and is located on picturesque Lake Ossipee, in Freedom, NH. Calumet is a year-round ministry of the Lutheran churches in New England. The ornament design they chose features a starry sky, pine trees, two figures beside a bonfire and a large setting sun in the background. A small crescent moon is cut out of the ornament. The name of the camp is featured on a banner across the bottom and 2019 is written across the top. The back of the ornament shows Lake Ossipee with sailboats afloat as well as a canoe rack. Find out more about Calumet by clicking below.


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Auburn, NH - 175th Anniversary

Auburn, NH - 175th Anniversary

Auburn, NH | 175 Years

Auburn, NH commissioned us to create a custom ornament commemorating their 175th anniversary. Auburn is a small town located 12 miles east of Manchester, NH. The ornament design they chose features a minute man standing in front of the Lake Massabesic, the town’s largest body of water. Originally settled by Native Americans as a fishing village called Massabesic, meaning "the place of much water," Auburn was finally incorporated with its’ current town name in 1845. Auburn, NH provides the perfect balance of rural living amidst New England’s picturesque scenery, while still offering quick and easy access to the city.

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Redeemer Classical School - Custom Ornament

Redeemer Classical School - Custom Ornament

Redeemer Classical School - Christmas Ornament

Redeemer Classical School commissioned us to create a custom ornament for their school located in Keezletown, Virginia. The school began in 2004 with only 15 middle school students.  It now enrolls over 140 students ranging from Pre-K to 8th grade. Jaye Brumfield, Director of Development, said "I've been dreaming of creating something like this for the school for some time and our 15th anniversary provided a great reason to do so." The design for the ornament features an oak tree from the school’s logo as well as the griffin crest. Additionally, it has a bible verse, Isaiah 61:3, inscribed on the back. To read more about the school click below. 


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