The Plainfield Historical Society was organized in 1978 for the purpose of promoting interest in the history of the Town of Plainfield. To that end the Society strives to collect, acquire, and preserve artifacts relating to the Town, encourages the preservation of historic structures, and disseminates information relating directly or indirectly to the history of the Town.
The Plainfield Chimers
The Plainfield Chimers are a group of dedicated people who have been playing Hand Bells for at least 12 years. They are affiliated with the Plainfield Community Baptist Church. Playing in Church and for other organizations is what they enjoy doing.
The Plainfield Yankee Doodlers
Early in 1982, a group of local residents organized a marching band for the annual Fourth of July parade -- it has evolved into a pennywhistle band. The Plainfield Yankee Doodlers marched in the town's Fourth of July parade -- the aggregation is likely to include a baby or two and an assortment of youngsters with small drums, tambourines, or flags. Informality, family participation, and a sense of good humor are important elements to the music.
The Plainfield Service Memorial Committee
Thank you for supporting the Plainfield Service Memorial "In honor of all those citizens of Plainfield who have answered the call and served our nation in the cause of freedom!" The Service Memorial Dedication took place July 4th 2008.
A volunteer-based trail group prividing recreational, educational, health fitness, social and alternative transportation opportunities to Plainfield's residents on an organized trail system, which encompasses the diversity of landscape and land use in this rural community.
Meriden Bird Club
In 1919 the Meriden Bird Club was organized. Its objectives were: "The increase and protection of our local wild birds, the stimulation of interest in bird life, and the gradual establishment of a model bird sanctuary." The club was the first of its kind in America.
Meriden Grange is a community service oriented, family fraternal organization and has served the Meriden community for over a century.Meriden Grange No. 151 is located at 18 Bean Rd. (next to Meriden Library) not far from Rt. 120. Our meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Meriden Grange was founded in 1890, the current hall was built in 1910 by local townspeople. We are in the process of being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The hall has a tin ceiling, and advertising backdrop. The Grange is a family organization, open to men and women over 13 years of age and children under 13 are welcome to come to our meetings. The Grange is a fraternal organization like the Elks, Lions and Masons. Meriden Grange is an active and vibrant organization within the Plainfield/Meriden community. Our organization has served the community by giving dictionaries to the town's 3rd grade classes, knitting hats and mittens for school children, donating lap robes for nursing
homes, hosting senior lunches and helping other organizations in Plainfield and the Upper Valley. The hall is available for use by groups or individuals on a monetary donation basis. We always welcome new members and encourage you to contact Pam Kimball, President at (603) 298-8805 or Laura Ward, Secretary (603)675-5506.
The Grafton County Fish and Game Association, a non-profit, membership organization, has served the local community as a venue for the shooting sports since 1920. Their facilities include a clubhouse, a 50' indoor smallbore range, a 50 yard pistol range, a 100 yard rifle range, archery range, skeet field, 2 trap fields and a 5-stand course. In addition to providing a safe, convenient location for members to shoot, they also host a variety of events that are open to the general public.
Our club is the Blow-Me- Down Snowriders of Plainfield and Cornish. We at present have one hundred plus members that are members of Plainfield/ Cornish. Our trail systems run through out both towns and connecting to the surrounding Towns. We have over fifty miles of trail systems in the area. Our mission is to keep the sport of snowmobiling alive and in doing this to work as close as we can with all our landowners and within our town Government. We promote safety on the trails and become involved in teaching snowmobile safety to all we can. We strongly feel that working closely with not only our landowners however with all forms of our town government that we can keep this growing sport alive and safe and at the same time to educate all on the sport. We are doing trail work, building bridges and policing our trail systems and protecting the landowners rights as much as we can and doing all of this in a full time commitment to ensure that our trail systems are not only safe, but respected by all users, either on horse, bike or foot. We want to ensure that those that follow us in later years will be able to enjoy and respect what has been granted to us.
Blow-Me-Down Grange No. 234, located in Plainfield Village, meets monthly under the leadership of Merylene Simonds, Master. The Grange used to be just for folks related to agriculture, but, like everything else, it is more diversified now and anyone can join. The historic, brick, 1839 building was restored in 2001 and is available to use for weddings, meetings and parties. For information about hall usage and policies as well as making reservations, please contact Mildred Ingham at(603)313-8047. In 1839, the Union Congregational Church Society bought a half acre of land from Jeremiah Dow on the east side of the main street in Plainfield Village. Colonel Charles Eggleston, a local resident famous for the building of brick structures, built their meeting house. This fifty-foot by forty-foot structure was also known as Old South Church, but is now best known as the Blow-Me-Down Grange. The 1839 building is on the National Register of Historic Places.