MEREDITH — The Meredith Historical Society is displaying many of cartoonist Bob Montana's original comic strips from more than 50 years ago. On loan from a private collector, they represent the artist’s humor, and gentle, good-natured perspective of life as a teenager in the 1950’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s. The local activities such as fishing, swimming, and combatting seasonal insects that these strips portray are as appropriate today as when the comic strips were drawn.
Also included in the display are items donated by the family of Buddy Heffernan, a friend and classmate of Bob Montana in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Mr. Heffernan is believed by many to have been the model for the Archie character. Among the items on display are early Archie Comic Books, commemorative T-shirts, glassware and toys.
The exhibit will run through Labor Day.
The Meredith Historical Society is located at 45 Main St. It is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 603-279-1190.