Historic Pioneer Club in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire


Historic scene from the Pioneer Club in Sugar Hill

The Pioneer Wedding Barn has a rich family history dating back to the late 1700s. Moses Aldrich arrived in Sugar Hill in 1780 with his father William at the age of 10. In his early 20s he built a crude log cabin where he lived in true pioneer fashion with his wife Sarah (Parker). In 1802 they built a one and a half story farm house made with "sawn wood" milled in Lisbon. The structure which now houses the Pioneer Wedding Barn was attached to this house in typical old New England style and was built in the early 1800s (exact date unknown) by Moses and his son in law Amasa Bowles. It was originally used as a horse barn and carriage shed until it was moved to its present location in the 1880s.

In 1940, the old barn was given new life! Through the vision and hard work of Esther (Tefft) Serafini and her husband Enzo (my grandparents), the barn was transformed into The Pioneer Club - a swinging, jazz era private club, well known and well attended! For the next 30 years The Pioneer Club was THE happening place to be in the North Country. 45 years have passed since The Pioneer Club closed it's doors. It has been lovingly restored to it's former glory and awaits your discovery.

The Pioneer Club Remembered

The Pioneer Club Historic scenes from The Pioneer Club Jazz era Private Club
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