Tavern Keeper


Become a Tavern Keeper

The Wyman Tavern is Keene’s most historic house and the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s most important artifact. Each year, some of the Historical Society’s generous donors contribute $300 to become Tavern Keepers. The gift category is based on the cost of operating the Wyman Tavern for a week, which covers staffing, electricity, maintenance, insurance, security, and more.

The Tavern Keeper gift category is all about stewardship. Over the past ten years, the Historical Society of Cheshire County has made significant investments in our facilities – the historical preservation of the Wyman Tavern, the improvements at our headquarters the Ball Mansion, and the acquisition and renovations of the Bruder House next door to the Wyman Tavern.

Last year, 46 people contributed $300 each to be Tavern Keepers so that the Historical Society could be assured of having the resources to operate the Wyman Tavern for another summer season. This year, our organization cannot lose sight of the responsibility of being good stewards. When we are able to open our doors again to the public, we will need to be ready to provide a window into Cheshire County’s history at our facilities on Keene’s Main Street.

If you are in a position to do so, please join us in our stewardship challenge, and become a Tavern Keeper in 2021. As a Tavern Keeper you will be invited to take part in a special event, and you will receive a pass for free admission to the Tavern throughout the season for you and your guests. Please know that your support will help the Historical Society make a strong recovery.

Many Thanks to the 2021 Tavern Keepers

Thomas and Susan Abert
Sybil Dupuis
Carl and Ruth Jacobs, Jr.
David Frechette and
Sydney (CeeCee) Croteau Frechette
Susan Landers Gilbert and Sarah Handford
Monadnock Garden Club
Susan and Gary Murata
Lee and Paula Page
Michael Remy
Jim and Sharon Rousmaniere
Art and Lynn Simington
Robert Stephenson
Kimball and Maria Temple
Ken and Pam Walton
Rebecca and Wayne Whippie

Many Thanks to the 2020 Tavern Keepers

Thomas and Susan Abert

Robert and Deborah Aliber

Larry Benaquist and Tammy Armstrong

Lewis and Carol Barnes

Rebecca and Wayne Barton

Phillip “Rusty” Bastedo

Jay and Lisa Blanchard

Brad Blodget

Joseph Bohan

Chris J. and Mary J. Booras

Steven and Pauline Brackett

Sam and Lucy Bradley

Richard and Betsey Church

John Cooney

Tom Durnford and Lisa Clouet

Richard and Patricia Dugger

Sybil Dupuis

Robert and Alfrieda Englund

Charles and Charlotte Faulkner

Anne Faulkner and Robert King

David Frechette and Sydney Croteau


Henry Frechette

Mark and Alice Funk

Pat Gallup

Michael Giacomo and Rachel Eschle

Sarah Handford and Susan Landers-Gilbert

Thomas and Elke Hanna

Bridget and Peter Hansel

  1. Roger and Nancy Hansen

Gordon Harper

Donall and Joyce Healy

John and Jean Hoffman

John and Lynda Hunt

Martha Hunt

Jeff and Lori-Ann Ingram

 Ruth and Carl Jacobs, Jr.

Richard and Judith Kalich

Harriet and Claus Knappe

Paul and Sue Krautmann

Kurtz Family Foundation

Kendall and Molly Lane

Margaret Langford

Charles and Carolyn Loos

Daniel and Michel Mariaschin

Hayden McClure

John and Susan McGinnis

Brian and Lois Merry

Susan and Gary Murata

Brandt Onorato

Lee and Paula Page

Jennifer and Victor Pepin

Pinney Plumbing & Heating & AC

Chris and Gaynelle Pratt

Jim and Judy Putnam

Tom and Barbara Putnam

Marilyn Wyman Riley

James and Sharon Rousmaniere

Savings Bank of Walpole

Richard Scaramelli

Greg and Patti Seymour

Arthur and Lynn Simington

Edwin and Sharron Smith

Katherine Snow and Paul Ledell

Jeanie Sy

Richard Talbot

Kimball and Maria Temple

Robert and Lianne Therrien

Anthony and Barbara Tremblay

Ken and Pam Walton

Jan Weekes

Robert Wellwood

Rebecca and Wayne Whippie

Francis Williams

Jeanne Williams

Peter and Martha Wright

Robert and Lisa Wyman

Margaret Ziegler